Hava Nagila (The Movie)

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Overview

Director Roberta Grossman and producer Marta Kauffman collaborate to explore the history of the eponymous Jewish celebratory song "Hava Nagila" in this documentary featuring interviews with an entire host of renowned celebrities and musicians, including Leonard Nimoy, Regina Spektor, Harry Belafonte, and Glen Campbell. A ubiquitous tune, it's played at bar mitzvahs, weddings, and virtually anywhere people are having a good time. But where does it come from, and what role does it play in illuminating Jewish ...
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Overview

Director Roberta Grossman and producer Marta Kauffman collaborate to explore the history of the eponymous Jewish celebratory song "Hava Nagila" in this documentary featuring interviews with an entire host of renowned celebrities and musicians, including Leonard Nimoy, Regina Spektor, Harry Belafonte, and Glen Campbell. A ubiquitous tune, it's played at bar mitzvahs, weddings, and virtually anywhere people are having a good time. But where does it come from, and what role does it play in illuminating Jewish history? Grossman and Kauffman seek the answers to those questions and more as interview subjects share vivid memories of the joyous song.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Extended interviews; Historical footage; Musical clips
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/5/2013
  • UPC: 025192209598
  • Original Release: 2012
  • Rating:

  • Source: New Video Group
  • Presentation: Color
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Time: 1:15:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 10,414

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Johnny Yune Participant
Josh Kun Participant
Henry Sapoznik Participant
James Loeffler Participant
Chazzan Danny Maseng Participant
Rabbi Yisrael Friedman Participant
Rabbi Lawrence Kushner Participant
Gila Flam Participant
Edwin Seroussi Participant
Sheryl Shakinovsky Participant
Devorah Lees Participant
Naomi Kaplan Participant
Jay Starr Participant
Deena Starr Participant
Rachel Nathanson Participant
Ayala Goren Participant
Dani Dassa Participant
Leonard Nimoy Participant
Pete Sokolow Participant
Irving Fields Participant
Lila Corwin Berman
Harry Belafonte Participant
Glen Campbell Participant
Connie Francis Participant
Lorin Sklamberg Participant
Regina Spektor Participant
Reb Zalman Schacter-Shalomi
Technical Credits
Roberta Grossman Director, Producer
Chris Callister Editor
Mike Chin Cinematographer
Martin Kauffman Producer
Marta Kauffman Producer
Sophie Sartain Producer, Screenwriter
Dyanna Taylor Cinematographer
Lisa Thomas Executive Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Hava Nagila
1. Maybe A Musician Could Help [10:14]
2. Jews In Sadagora [4:17]
3. A New Life In Jerusalem [4:57]
4. The Great Hava Debate [6:28]
5. A National Dance Festival [5:11]
6. Cultura Reboot [5:00]
7. How To Be Jewish In The Suburbs [2:32]
8. Hava Meets Harry [6:25]
9. A Life Of Its Own [4:36]
10. Hava Haters [6:52]
11. Is It Still Even A Jewish Song? [8:12]
12. A Gateway [7:43]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Hava Nagila
   Play
   Chapters
   Bonus
      Play All
      A Survivor's Amazing Hava Story
      Harry Sings In Israel
      Irving Fields Still Has It
      Josh Kun And Marta Kauffman Talk Hava And Friends
      Katahdin Reel
      Original Sample Reel
      Rabbi Kushner's Hava Pep Talk
      The Earliest Known Recording Of Hava Nagila
      The Sadagora Jews
      The Sadagora Market
      The Weird And Wild World Of Hava
      Trailer
   Audio
      Stereo
      5.1 Surround Sound
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  • Posted December 10, 2013

    Uplifting!

    I watched it several months ago. It was an enlightening experience in addition to an
    emotional, joyous moment.

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