Meet Avi Abelow, who dreamed of making Aliyah and serving in the IDF since childhood. He made Aliyah at the end of high school, joined a Hesder Yeshiva (which combines Torah study and army service), and then surprised himself by falling in love with an American girl.
After 5 years in the U.S. getting bachelor's and master's degrees, he made Aliyah again, this time with his family. Avi soon became successful in the business world, and his future looked bright and secure.
But the expulsion from Gush Katif in 2005 rocked his very foundations. With a borrowed camera and no photography experience, Avi snuck into the Gush and started filming. From the footage, he prepared a three minute clip, pre-YouTube, and started sending it to people.
This snowballed into much more than he ever dreamed. What followed was the making of the film, "Home Game," a documentary which focuses on the tournament basketball game that took place on the same day as the expulsion. It is a human story, a universal story, that succeeded in humanizing the people whose homes and towns were destroyed. Avi then left the business world, and formed the 12 Tribe Films company, which focuses on showing the positive face of Israel and the Jewish people.
To see more films by 12 Tribe Films, click here: www.12tribefilms.org