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 moderated by Elise Young, Professor of History, Westfield State University, with Rabbi Efriam Eisen, Congregation Ahavas Achim.
Official Selection, Palm Beach International Film Festival
Co-sponsored by the Albert and Amelia Ferst Interfaith Center at Westfield State University and by the Jewish Federation of Western Massachusetts/Israel @ 70
Documentary| 2014 | 80 minutes
Israel | Arabic, English, and Hebrew with subtitles
Directed by Henrique Cymerman and Erez Miller