In 1948, a group of Jewish Arab musicians from Baghdad and Cairo were amongst the many Jewish immigrants who arrived in the newly formed state of Israel from all over the world. Masters of Arabic music and famous in their home countries, they found that their music was not valued in their new homeland and that the ongoing Arab-Israeli war left no room for their identity as Arab Jews. Cafe Noah in Tel Aviv became the one place where they could celebrate their heritage and where their music and culture could survive.
Director // Duki Dror
Producer // Duki Dror
Meridiens Biennale for Short Films, France | 1997
Berkeley Jewish Film Festival, US | 1998
Israeli Film Festival, France |1998
Palermo Mediterranean Film Festival, Italy | 1998
Liege Video Festival, Belgium | 1998
Jury's Choice | Meridiens Biennale for Short Films, France | 1997
Second Place | Berkeley Jewish Film Festival, US | 1998
A reminiscence for a bygone era for a group of Jewish Arab musicians and their struggle to keep their music alive.