Hava Nagila (The Movie) (2013)

Hava Nagila (The Movie)
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 13mins.
Genres Documentary
Keywords culture, historical, religion, singer, tradition
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Roberta Grossman Producer n/a 3 3000001
Roberta Grossman Director n/a 2 2000001
Sophie Sartain Producer n/a 3 3000002
Marta Kauffman Producer n/a 3 3000003
Sophie Sartain Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Josh Kun Actor Himself 1 1000999
Henry Sapoznik Actor Himself 1 1000007
Leonard Nimoy Actor Himself 1 1000003
Connie Francis Actor Herself 1 1000002
Glen Campbell Actor Himself 1 1000004
Regina Spektor Actor Herself 1 1000005
Irving Fields Actor Himself 1 1000006
Harry Belafonte Actor Himself 1 1000001
Synopsis
This definitive and musical tale explores how the Hebrew song Hava Nagila (Let Us Rejoice), set to a traditional melody from the Ukraine, became the signature theme of Jewish life. Despite having become truly universal in appeal, the song never lost either its Jewish soul or origin. The documentary features interviews with Harry Belafonte, Leonard Nimoy, Connie Francis and Glen Campbell, as well as performances of the song by Belafonte, Francis, Danny Kaye, Bob Dylan, Lena Horne, Regina Spektor and Chubby Checker.
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