To quote The National Performing Arts Funding Exchange--a highly valued partner of the film:
"ALIYAH, a full-length documentary intentionally positioned as an award-winning film for its quality and message: proving to governments, corporations, and individuals
that they gain by combating Antisemitism and intolerance wherever it surfaces. Aliyah is meant to inspire pro-Jewish activism not only in Ukraine but globally. Its script confirms the project's special intent within the film-making community: to motivate others to produce content across multiple mediums with a shared goal of combating intolerance and favorably shaping public opinion on immigration and those seeking refuge across the globe. The film will be submitted in late 2020 for showings at major domestic and international film festivals, museums, and institutions."
ALIYAH is based on months of interviews collected by Boots on the Ground founding member Mikayla Goetz, in the winter of 2017. The story follows multiple Jewish Ukrainians as they uncover their identity, relive their tumultuous existence in their native country, and for many, prepare to immigrate to Israel.
ALIYAH combines interview-style storytelling, newly composed music and original choreography and puts the audience in the driver seat as they navigate through an immersive and unpredictable experience.