A deeply emotional work from acclaimed filmmaker Tomer Heymann, “I Am Not” follows an outcast teenager on a life-changing journey to self-discovery. Oren was adopted from Guatemala as a baby by an Israeli family. In Israel, Oren struggled to find his place, frequently subject to ridicule because of his communication difficulties, and more than once was falsely diagnosed with mental illness. Armed with a small video camera, Oren begins to document his life, discovering his voice and freedom. With his Israeli parents’ blessing, they all set off for the country of his birth, hoping to find both his origins and his place in the world.
- Winner, Best Director, and Winner, Best Cinematography, DocAviv 2021
- Winner, Best Feature Film, Israeli Documentary Forum Awards 2022
Followed by a conversation with Ann Neumeyer, medical director of the Lurie Center for Autism, moderated by Boston Jewish Film’s board president Ken Shulman.+ More... - Less...
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