East Jerusalem / West Jerusalem Directed
Erez Miller and Henrique Cymerman Israel / 2014 / 80 minutes Wednesday's Premiere screening will be preceded by a cocktail reception for VIP tickets.. World Premiere
In English, and Arabic and Hebrew with subtitles
Times and Venues:
Q&A Attendees *subject to change: David Broza, Steve Earle, Erez Miller, Henrique Cymerman
SYNOPSIS: October 15 screening will be preceded by a VIP Reception, only for ticket holders who purchase $50 VIP tickets. All other ticket buyers will be admitted after VIPs have been seated.
At a time when Israelis and Palestinians seem hopelessly divided, renowned Israeli musician David Broza’s new album East Jerusalem/West Jerusalem was created with such a spirit of determined optimism that it’s hard not to feel hopeful.
Henrique Cymerman and Erez Miller’s film documents the creation of Broza’s album, produced by legendary American musician (and part-time Woodstock resident) Steve Earle. The music is rich in converging sounds of Israeli, Palestinian and American musicians.
At its heart, the film is a story about searching for hope by using the power of music to bridge cultural divides and form lasting friendships. In these troubled times, it can be difficult to find even a sliver of optimism. East Jerusalem/West Jerusalem exists in that sliver of light, and it’s a welcome change of perspective. The light may be small but it shines brightly, and to watch this film is to bask in the glow of hope. –David Becker
The Premiere screening and Q&A will be followed by a live performance with popular Israeli singer / songwriter & activist David Broza and famed American singer / songwriter Steve Earle. The performance will feature songs from the East Jerusalem / West Jerusalem album and more.
BIO: Henrique Cymerman is the Middle East correspondent for Portuguese, Spanish and Brazilian TV channels and newspapers (La Vanguardia, Spanish TV network Antena 3 Televisión, Portuguese TV network SiC, American UNIVISION network, GLOBONEWS Brazil, Chinese TV CCTV, BBC, Expresso newspaper). He contributes regularly the Israeli and Palestinian television and has made several appearances for the BBC. He is the author of Voices from the centre of the world, a book which includes interviews with main leaders in the Middle East. The book was published in 5 languages: Portuguese, Spanish, Hebrew, Arabic and English. His report A suicide bomber in the children’s room was awarded the Best Documentary Category prize at the New York TTV Festival in 1997.
Erez Miller is a director, cameraman and film editor of documentaries, corporate films, video art and video clips. His first documentary film, "443," was awarded First prize at the Cinema South Film festival, Israel (2010) and screened at film festivals worldwide. Erez is an honorary graduate of the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem.
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