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Israeli short film ‘White Eye’ focusing on African migrants nominated for Oscar

Dawit Tekelaeb, left, and Daniel Gad star in the Israeli Oscar contender 'White Eye.' (Tomer Shushan via JTA)
Dawit Tekelaeb, left, and Daniel Gad star in the Israeli Oscar contender 'White Eye.' (Tomer Shushan via JTA)

An Israeli film examining the lives of African migrants in the country is nominated for an Oscar in the Best Live Action Short Film category, after being selected from a shortlist of ten films.

“White Eye,” from 33-year-old director Tomer Shushan, tackles an Israeli problem familiar to Americans: open or subliminal prejudice by much of the population and police against nonwhite inhabitants, especially immigrants.

The 93rd Academy Awards ceremony, known as the Oscars and among the most prestigious in the movie industry, will take place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, on April 25.

— with JTA

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