Israel 2015, 60 min, Hebrew, English subtitles

Rabbi David Buzaglo was the greatest Hebrew liturgical poet of the twentieth century. Born in Morocco in 1903, his literary output had a major impact on a community of hundreds of thousands of people. From his prolific period in the Diaspora to the years he spent in a ruptured Israel, Buzaglo’s poetry initiated an abrupt shift in Sephardic liturgical writing, but it also served as a vital link between the modern era and a tradition that dates back to Spanish Jewry’s Golden Age. But Buzaglo was more than just a great poet. The actions he took at seminal moments in history had a critical impact in shaping the identity of Maghreb Jews. This film is an intimate look at Buzaglo’s life and career, from its roots in the rich tradition of Hebrew poetry in Morocco through the liturgical revolution in Israel.


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Director, Script & Research: Rafael Balulu
מפיק ראשי: Yair Qedar
Production: Michal Watis, Gili Nadav
Production Company: Yair Qedar
Editing: Yael Bedarshi
Cinematography: Avigail Sperber, Additional Cinematography: Idan Glikzelig, Vladimir Belinski
Soundtrack: Aviv Eldema
Music: Rabbi Haim Louk, Rabbi David Buzaglo
Design & Animation: Jewboy
Voiceover: Shlomo Bar
Recording: שרון לוזון, הקלטה נוספת: רביד דביר, ויטלי גרינשפון
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