14th Annual Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival  March 28 – April 8, 2019


East Jerusalem West Jerusalem

Monday, March 19, 7:00 PM
Dever Stage, Parenzo Hall, Westfield State University, Westfield

Often dubbed an Israeli Bruce Springsteen, singer-songwriter David Broza makes it his mission to promote peace through his soul-stirring vocal and guitar work, and fusion of musical influences. At a time when Israeli-Palestinian tensions seem at a fever pitch, the dogged artist-activist tries to fulfill a longtime dream of connecting adversaries by recording an album in Arab East Jerusalem. Over just eight days, in the studio of Sabreen, the legendary Palestinian band, Israeli and Palestinian music collaborators jam together in harmonious creation, joined by Grammy-winning artist-producer Steve Earle. As the artists share deep conversation and surprising personal truths, the music breaks through the cynicism and fear, and coexistence becomes palpable.

Introduction by Fr. Warren Savage, Director, Interfaith Center, Westfield State University. Panel discussion to follow film screening.

Official Selection, Palm Beach International Film Festival

Documentary| 2014 | 80 minutes
Israel | Arabic, English, and Hebrew with subtitles
Directed by Henrique Cymerman and Erez Miller



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