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Question about circumcision and Ethiopian Jews

I recently watched a fictional Israeli film called “Live and Become” (2005) about a Christian boy in Ethiopia whose mother tells him to pretend to be Jewish and go with the other Jewish refugees to Israel. He gets adopted in Israel by a non-Ethiopian family, and there is a scene where his adoptive father takes him to what they believe will be a routine medical exam, but the doctors there, in secret, try to perform some kind of procedure on him (I think a brit mila), without the father knowing. The father finds out and rescues the boy before the doctors can do anything, and they flee the building with other Ethiopian Jews.

Were Ethiopian Jews not traditionally circumcised? I was confused by this scene.

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