2007 | 54 MIN.
Amharic, English, Hebrew

Black Over White

Black Over White

The Idan Raichel Project's Journey to Ethiopia

credits

Director: TOMER HEYMANN
Producer: ZAFRIR KOCHANOVSKY, MIRI EZRA – TTV PRODUCTIONS 
CinematographyLAVI BEN-GAL
Editing: LAVI BEN-GAL
Music: IDAN RAICHEL
Research: TALI SHAMIR-WERZBERGER

With the support of :
Avi Chai Foundation/Keshet

credits

Director: TOMER HEYMANN
Producer: ZAFRIR KOCHANOVSKY, MIRI EZRA – TTV PRODUCTIONS 
CinematographyLAVI BEN-GAL
Editing: LAVI BEN-GAL
Music: IDAN RAICHEL
Research: TALI SHAMIR-WERZBERGER

With the support of :
Avi Chai Foundation/Keshet

synopsis

The popular Israeli band – Idan Raichel Project – appear in Ethiopia for the first time, but their concert in Addis Ababa is more than just another performance, it is also a journey back to a homeland for two of the band’s lead singers – Cabra Casay and Avi Vograss Vesa, who are both Ethiopian Israelis.

For Cabra and Avi, this journey raises questions of racism and self-identity and reawakens the pains of migration, which are still present, even after many years of living in Israel. The film explores the characters’ relationship with the leader of their band Idan Raichel, a native Israeli, as well as their relationship with the homeland which they are separated from yet remains forever present in their minds and hearts.

press

“[Tomer] Heymann once again succeeds in revealing, with sensitivity and modesty, almost imperceptible presence; people, moments and moods that raise complex and subversive questions about culture and self-identity”

Amos Noi, Haokets


PRESS LINKS

10 October 2007 Haokets: “News from the melting pot: On Tomer Heymann’s new film Black Over White” Film review (Israel, Hebrew)

FESTIVALS & AWARDS
  • Haifa International Film Festival, Israel
  • Mississippi International Film Festival, USA
  • Israfest NY, USA
  • Barcelona Jewish Film Festival, Spain
  • Washington Jewish Film Festival, USA
  • Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival, USA
  • Barcelona Jewish Film Festival, Spain
  • NY Sephardic Jewish Film Festival, USA
  • Vancouver Jewish Film Festival, Canada
  • Denver Jewish Film Festival, USA
  • Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival, USA
  • Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival, USA
  • Jewish Music & Art Film Festival, USA
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