Class of 2021, Nominated for Excellence in Sound

Give it back!

by Ruchama Ehrenhalt, University of Arizona

Olivia just moved to Israel from New York. Throughout her first day of school in the 6th grade she tries to survive, navigating through the new country she just landed in, her new school and new peers, unsure where she will end up at the end of the day.

MSFF 2021 Screening Times

Give it back! is screening at MSFF, happening December 28-29, 2021. Our Festival livestream is free, and open to the public. You can watch the film on December 28th, 2021, at 3:10pm EST.

Prefer to watch it on your own time? With, our experimental VOD option this year, you can watch all of this year's film slate up to seven days after the Festival ends. Purchase required.

About The Film


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About The Filmmaker

Ruchama Ehrenhalt

Ruchama Ehrenhalt is a graduate of Ma'aleh School of Film and Television in Jerusalem. She also has a BA from Herzog College of Education, majoring in Literature and Communications.

She served in the IDF as a Foreign Liaison to the Jordanian Military. Originally from Long Island, Ruchama moved to Israel when she was 4 years old and grew up in Bet Shemesh, Israel.

She is currently a resident of Jerusalem, where she volunteers at the Jerusalem African Community Center in their human rights department working with asylum seekers from Eritrea and Sudan.

She recently left her job as the head of Educational Sales at Go2Films, a film distribution and marketing company. Ruchama is currently working at The Feuerstein Institute as the resource development coordinator and getting her masters in Human Rights Practice from the University of Arizona.


-Ruchama Ehrenhalt, Director, Writer
-Shira Billig, Producer
-Ora Knapel, Key Cast “Olivia”
-Tadese Aklo, Key Cast “Alem”
-Michaella Kavim, Key Cast “Eden”

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