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Hava Nagila: The Movie

Directed by Roberta Grossman

USA-Ukraine-Israel | 75 minutes | 2012

Hava Nagila: The Movie is a documentary romp through the history, mystery, and meaning of the great Jewish standard. Featuring interviews with Harry Belafonte, Leonard Nimoy, Connie Francis, Glen Campbell, Regina Spektor and more, the film follows the ubiquitous party song on its fascinating journey from the shtetls of Eastern Europe to the kibbutzim of Palestine to the cul-de-sacs of America. High on fun and entertainment, Hava Nagila: The Movie is also surprisingly profound, tapping into universal themes about the importance of joy, the power of music and the resilient spirit of a people.
Director Roberta Grossman
Countries of Production USA-Ukraine-Israel
Year of Presentation 2012
Language(s)
Premiere Status
Runtime 75 minutes
Principal Cast Harry Belafonte, Regina Spektor, Glen Campbell, Connie Francis, The Klezmatics, Leonard Nimoy
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