Jewish and Israeli Music in Films

Database of documentaries, features and other film footage that contain relevant materials on Jewish and Israeli music. It also includes articles that discuss aspects of Jewish and Israeli musical representation in films.

Erinhern für die Zukunft: Remember for the future

Directed by Manfred Lemm

This film follows a youth choir, headed by Manfred Lemm who teaches singing in both Yiddish and Polish. In this film they can be seen performing around Germany, learning a song by Mordechai Gebirtig, visiting synagogues and churches and performing two Yiddish songs, a resistance song, and Hebrew songs such as Oseh Shalom and Shibolet BaSadeh.

 

 

Material Type: 
Films
Year: 
2002

Embroidered Canticles

Directed by Izza Genini

Film about Andalusian Jewish music. Featuring interviews on the subject aling with performances by Rabbi Haim Louk (information on his album that he released with Jewish Music Research Centre can be found here) and Abdelsadek Chekara.

 

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Material Type: 
Films
Year: 
1991

Black over White

The concert in Addis Ababa is not just another performance by the Idan Raichel Project, but a journey back to the homeland of two of the Project's lead singers, Cabra Casay and Avi Vograss Vesa. The film raises questions about identity and seeks to reawaken the pain of immigration, which is still there even after so many years, rekindling the authenticity and bond to the place that will exist forever in their minds and hearts.

 

Material Type: 
Films
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