Wednesday | 15.08.18

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Mizrahi Music: A Tribute

A performance of music and songs from the Jewish-Babylonian tradition, composed by the most renowned Jewish musicians from Iraq.

Chalery Baghdad

Dir.: Eyal Halfon
| 70 minutes

A moment before it is too late, the members of the Israel’s Arabic Orchestra return to the stage for a series of performances. The performances are woven with stories of their lives, of love, regret, and a great passion for music. 

Cafe Noah + Taqasim

Cafe Noah: In the 1950s Cafe Noah was one of the only places where Arabic music was performed. In the young state, this music was considered inferior, but there some of the greatest musicians of the genre gathered to play together / Taqasim: Taqasim, shot in the streets of Cairo, is a voyage to the hidden treasures of Arabic music and to the participation of Jewish musicians. This film brings classical Arabic music raw and captivating. 

The Mystery of Aris San

Dir.: Dani Dothan, Dalia Mevorach
| 80 minutes

A journey into the mysterious life of Aris San, the Greek (non-Jewish) singer who arrived in Israel in 1957 and within five years became a megastar.

Embrace Me

Dir.: Shaul Meislish, Michal Avraham
| 48 minutes

The film follows Jo Amar, the first star of Mizrahi Music. He came to Israel after finding success in Morocco, and with sheer will power managed to pave his way into the local music industry.

A Bit of Luck

Dir.: Zeev Revah
| 90 minutes

Jojo, a well-known singer in Morocco, immigrates to Israel. Life is difficult in Israel of the Fifties and Jojo becomes a laborer. Occasionally, he sings at weddings. When his health deteriorates his daughter replaces him and becomes a famous singer. 

The Story of Mizrahi Music in Israel

Ophir Toubul (in Heb.) on the songs, stories and rare excerpts

The Sad and Foretold End of Zohar Argov

Dir.: Dalia Mevorach, Dani Dothan
| 182 minutes

With a rapture of archival footage, candid interviewees, and tough-love attitude, Dalia Mevorach and Dani Dothan bring forth a humane and social portrait of one of the biggest stars of Israeli culture – Zohar Argov. 

Yehuda and the Keisars

A concert by Yehuda and the Keisars that combines rock and Mizrahi music. Tickets: 40 NIS / Members: 20 NIS

Iraq ‘n’ Roll

Dir.: Gili Gaon
| 52 minutes

Two generations after the death of his grandfather Daud, one of the creators of modern Iraqi music, Dudu Tassa has become a leading performer in today’s Israeli rock ‘n’ roll scene. He ventures into the painful and challenging musical heritage of his ancestry.

Following the screening, a conversation with Dudu Tassa

Dudu Tassa & The Kuwaitis: Don’t be so Modest, You aren’t that Great!

Dir.: Tal Hake
| 64 minutes

Dudu Tassa & The Kuwaitis, a unique Jewish-Arab Israeli ensemble, join legendary band Radiohead to support them on their U.S. tour. They try to win the hearts of the audience with almost-forgotten Iraqi music. This is a film about the dream, the excitement, the journey and the distance.

Dudu Tassa & The Kuwaitis: Don’t be so Modest, You aren’t that Great!

Dir.: Tal Hake
| 64 minutes

Dudu Tassa & The Kuwaitis, a unique Jewish-Arab Israeli ensemble, join legendary band Radiohead to support them on their U.S. tour. They try to win the hearts of the audience with almost-forgotten Iraqi music. This is a film about the dream, the excitement, the journey and the distance.