Peter Decherney | Dreaming of Jerusalem

Dreaming of Jerusalem is co–directed by Peter Decherney and Sosena Solomon, and it premiered on March 30 on Discovery+.

Decherney is the director of the Cinema and Media Studies Program at Penn and a professor in the Department of English. The award–winning filmmaker, author, and teacher worked for a program in Israel during his first year of college, where he met many Ethiopian Jews who had recently immigrated. He’s been following the story of the Ethiopian Jewish population ever since.

Solomon is an award–winning social documentary film and multimedia visual artist from Ethiopia. She’s a freelancer who lectures in the Fine Arts Department at Penn’s Stuart Weitzman School of Design.

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