Building a Future (film #10 in the Immigration and Absorption section of the State of Israel section of Stephen Spielberg Jewish Film Archive). [Category: Sleaze & Outsider]

This 60s film documents a group of Jewish young people from South America who were brought to Israel to go through an intensive training program designed to help them become productive Israeli citizens. It focuses especially on an Argentine woman named Shoshana, showing her initial homesickness and anxiety, and her eventual adjustment to Israeli life as she is trained to be a pediatric nurse. This personalizes the story, helping you to really get a feel for the immigration experiences of these young people. This film has lots of historical value for those studying Israeli history and the different ways Jews from all over the world were helped to make the adjustment to becoming citizens of Israel.

Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: *. Weirdness: **. Historical Interest: ****. Overall Rating: ***.

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