Magazine article Screen International

David Broza Tunes into First Film

Magazine article Screen International

David Broza Tunes into First Film

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Israeli superstar musician David Broza is readying his first major film project.

The film, East Jerusalem/West Jerusalem, was shot during the making of his latest album of the same name.

Erez Miller and Henrique Cymerman direct the project, which is produced by Tel Aviv-based Gidi Avivi of Vice Versa Films.

Financiers include The Marc Rich Foundation, The abc* Foundation and private backers. The House of Marley also supports the project.

The film will have an 80-minute runtime (a 60-minute TV version will also be cut); it is in the final stages of post-production now for launch at an autumn film festival. A late 2014 or early 2015 theatrical launch will follow.

Broza told Screen here at the JFF that the documentary will have a "journalistic." "We put the film in motion to explain the whole project," he added, noting that 100 hours of footage were shot.

The music and film project is part of Broza's push to unite Israelis and Palestinians through art and culture. "I want to be an entertainer but you can inspire people to act," he said. …

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