|AVISHAI MEKONEN has known both danger and adventure in his lifetime.
He was born in Ethiopia, but at an early age was taken to Sudan and eventually to Israel as part of Operation Moses, a covert removal of Ethiopian Jews from Sudan during a famine in 1984. Today, Mekonen works as a photographer and filmmaker on projects that investigate issues of race and identity.
Mekonen has won many awards for his documentary work, which has been broadcast on Channel 1 in Israel. His work has screened at film festivals in Israel, Europe and the United States.)