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Southeast US Premiere

Like A Beating Heart

Directed by Yair Agmon

Israel | 49 minutes | 2020

Hebrew with English subtitles

Every year on Rosh Hashana, thousands of Israeli men leave their families and depart to a gray city in the Ukraine to be near the Rebbe Nachman’s gravesite, to be a part of a yearning crowd, to deeply feel. This heartfelt documentary follows Israeli filmmaker Yair Agmon’s journey to participate in the annual pilgrimage to Uman with its carnival-like atmosphere and thank Rebbe Nachman for the personal redemption Yair was granted in the dark days after he and his wife were forced to go through a still birth in the seventh month of pregnancy. But this journey, which was supposed to lift Yair’s spirits and warm his heart, takes an unexpected turn. Like A Beating Heart presents a universal spiritual journey of attempting to overcome tragedy, find healing, and discover one’s faith and values in life.

Accompanying the film premiere is a discussion with director Yair Agmon, producer Tal Becher, and moderator Rabbi Efrat Zarren Zohar. To view the conversation please click here.

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Yair Agmon is a graduate of the Sam Spiegel Film & Television School in Israel and has published three fiction and two nonfiction novels. He has created various multidisciplinary films, including a web series, a documentary feature film, and a new TV series. Like A Beating Heart is Yair’s second documentary feature film.
Director Yair Agmon
Countries of Production Israel
Year of Presentation 2020
Language(s) Hebrew with English subtitles
Premiere Status Southeast US Premiere
Runtime 49 minutes
Principal Cast Yair Agmon, Avishai Cohen, Itzick Halperin
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