Israel

Stan Getz: A Musical Odyssey

Directed by Herbert Dorfman

Documentary about jazz saxaphonist Stan Getz's three week trip to Israel tour of Israel in 1977 where he played with "local musicians, including a Kurdish drummer, an Arab quartet, a Hassidic wedding band and a Yemenite dance troupe adapting his unique style to the various ethnic sounds of Israel."

Material Type: 
Films
Year: 
1978
Photo taken from the National Center for Jewish Film

Shalom Israel

This film was presented for the national committee for labor in Israel. It features explanations on the Histadrut labor union as well as performances by Sidor Belarsky (who also narrates the film) of the songs: Me'al Pisgat Har HaTzofim, Yibaneh Hamikdash, Al Adamot Moreshet, VeUlai, Shir Haemek, Kacha

Material Type: 
Films
Year: 
1951

Leonard Bernstein in Israel

The day after the premier of West Side Story, in 1957, Leonard Bernstein and his wife Felicia Montealegre headed to Israel. This film follows them during their trip and consists of archival footage that is accompanied by narration taken from the diaries of both Bernstein and Montealegre.

Material Type: 
Films
Year: 
1958

Israel is Real

Directed by Victor Stoloff

This Film, featuring Charles Aznavour, Assi Dayan and Romina Power, follows Aznavour on a trip to Israel. The film features Aznavour singing and discussing some of his songs (Let Me be Your First Love, Talk to me with Flowers, and Jerusalem). Furthermore, the film features songs by Geula Gil, dancing by a Jewish North African dancing troupe, the performance of Hava Nagila, and scenes of songs from the film Kasablan, such as Kavod and Yesh Makom.

Material Type: 
Films

In Lachish

Directed by Isaac Zepel Yeshurun

Film about the town of Lachish and its residents. Towards the end of the film there is a one minute segment that features a traditional Moroccan Henna ceremony.

Complete film on Youtube, courtesy of the Steven Spielberg Jewish Film Archive Virtual Cinema:

Material Type: 
Films
Year: 
1964

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