80 minutes. 2014. Directors: Henrique Cymerman and Erez Miller. In Hebrew, Arabic and English with English subtitles. Genre: Documentary, Music, Israeli-Palestinian relations
Official Selection, Palm Beach International FFs, Woodstock and Silicon Valley FFs, Washington and San Francisco JFFs
In January, 2013, David Broza, the Israeli singer-songwriter who has frequently been called the Bruce Springstein of Israel, brought a group of Israeli and Palestinian musicians, including Middle Eastern superstar Mira Awad, to record an album about peace in a small studio in East Jerusalem. Under the direction of American Grammy-winning recording artist Steve Earle, 13 songs came together in 8 days. This documentary about the making of East Jerusalem West Jerusalem is bursting with energy, creativity and tikvah that the universal language of music can help build bridges. At the November 5 event, David Broza will take your questions, sing a few songs and sign CDs
“While collaborations like this aren’t unprecedented, the timing and scope of this project has far-reaching effects. The album is good; the making-of documentary is extraordinary.”
East Jerusalem, West Jerusalem
in Person on Nov. 5
Four decades and 30 albums into his career, David Broza’s always fresh and energetic performances have attracted worldwide audiences. Raised in Israel, England and Spain, his sunrise concerts at Masada with renowned international artists like Jackson Browne and Shawn Colvin reaffirm his passionate commitment to transcending borders with his music.
in Person on Nov. 5
Born in Haifa, Professor Rekhess (Ph.D., Tel Aviv University, 1986) is the author of 13 books on the contemporary Middle East, the Arab minority in Israel, the Israeli-Arab conflict, Palestinian politics and political Islam. He is presently the Visiting Crown Chair in Middle East Studies at Northwestern University and heads the recently established Israel Studies program at the Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies at the University.