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|28.02. / Thursday, 21:00 - 23:00 Theatre 3|
Follow the infectious party song on its fascinating journey from the shtetls of Eastern Europe to the cul-de-sacs of America in this hilarious and surprisingly deep film. Featuring interviews with Harry Belafonte, Connie Francis, Glen Campbell, Leonard Nimoy, Regina Spektor and more, Hava Nagila: The Movie, The song you thought you knew. The story you won’t believe. takes viewers from Ukraine and Israel to the Catskills, Greenwich Village, Hollywood – and even Bollywood – using the song as a springboard to explore Jewish history and identity and to spotlight the cross-cultural connections that can only be achieved through music.
Roberta Grossman is an award-winning filmmaker with an interest in history and social justice. She has written and produced more than forty hours of documentary film and television. Grossman’s film Blessed Is the Match: The Life and Death of Hannah Senesh (2008) won the audience award at 13 film festivals and was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award. Her documentary, Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action (2005), screened and won awards at more than 40 festivals worldwide.
Hava Nagila: The Movie, The song you thought you knew. The story you won't believe.
2012, 75', video
Dyanna Taylor, Mike Chin
Marta Kaufman, Roberta Grossman, Sophie Sartain
Festivals & Awards:
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival 2012; Miami Jewish Film Festival 2012; IDFA International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam 2012; Boston Jewish Film Festival 2012; Washington Jewish Film Festival 2013; New York Jewish Film Festival 2013
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