CHANCEla, The New Black
(Director: Boaz A. Rosenberg)
The casual talk about refugees often comes from a condescending perspective, but Sean Mongoza is not a poor refugee who needs our pity; he’s young, charismatic and successful, he calls the shots despite the pitfalls and obstacles; he will not be led or depend on anyone’s benevolence.
He’s prepared to take great risks and pay the price, as long as he maintains his identity and independence. When these crack, he loses his ground. This is his inner war.
This young African rising-star conquers Israel while fighting family, authorities, and himself. A powerful intimate protagonist driven documentary, portraying a blunt antithesis of the outcast refugee.
July 31, 2021