The directors of the Oscar-winning documentary "Strangers No More" brought their statuettes to the Israeli school that was the subject of the film. Karen Goodman and Kirk Simon allowed the students of the Bialik-Rogozin School in Tel Aviv, 70 percent of whom are immigrants, to pass around the Oscar statuettes.
“STOP Israel’s deportation of 400 children,” the advertisement in the Saturday, Mar. 5, edition of the Los Angeles Times called out in large type.
One day after an Oscar went to the 40-minute documentary “Strangers No More,” about the Bialik-Rogozin School in south Tel Aviv and its undocumented students from 48 countries across the Third World — a 12-year-old girl named Esther who stars in the movie is facing probable deportation from Israel, along with an estimated 120 of the 800 pupils in the school.