Friday, August 26, 2011
Producer and director Roberta Grossman has been working for two years to capture the essence of the song Hava Nagila, arguably the most covered song in the Jewish music repertory. She has been meeting with potential donors, encouraging them to contrbute to the cause of creating the documentary, called Hava Nagila -- What is it?
The film is a documentary romp through the history, mystery, and meaning of the great Jewish standard. Funny, deep and unexpected, it film will celebrate 100 years of Jewish history, culture and spirituality. It will also reveal the power of music to bridge cultural divides and bring us together as human beings.
After doing preliminary work and soliciting donations for the film's completion, Grossman has the film in post-production and scheduled for release in the summer of 2012. Now is the time to start antcipating the film's arrival next year by viewing the trailer below.
In the meantime, sit back and enjoy all nine minutes of this warm and funny preview. Enjoy!