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Still shot from the movie: Live and Become.

Live and Become

When the Israeli government sends a convoy into the Sudan dessert to bring back their Ethiopian bothers, the invitation is extended only to those of the Jewish faith. Unfortunately, Schlomo (Moshe Agazai) and his mom (Meskie Shibru Sivan) are Christians. Realizing this rescue mission is the only hope of escape from the deplorable refugee camp, the desperate mother lies about their religion and send her son anyway, praying he will be given a chance to Live and Become. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B+
Violence: C
Sexual Content: C+
Language: D
Drugs/Alcohol: B+
Run Time: 140
Theater Release: 30 Nov 2005
Video Release: 30 Dec 2008
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
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Live and Become is rated Not Rated:

Cast: Yael Abecassis
Studio: Menemsha Films

Detailed Review

In the early 1980's, many Ethiopians fled their country ravaged with famine, drought and war, and headed for Sudan. The refugees walked hundreds of miles on foot and buried thousands… 
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Why Is Live and Become Rated Not Rated?

The life and death realities of a refugee camp set the backdrop for this movie… 
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Sirak M. Sabahat, the actor who plays Schlomo as an adult, is an Ethiopian Jew… 
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About the Reviewer: Donna Gustafson

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