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Black Music

This film follows a group of Ethiopian rappers, living on the margins of society and dreaming of success. During the making of the film, one of the rappers is killed in a road accident. His friends mourn him while trying to grapple with reality and make it in Tel Aviv. However, Israeli society makes it difficult for them, and in order to survive, they must work at odd jobs. Music remains their biggest love, but is an unfulfilled dream. The film reflects the face of the Ethiopian ethnic group, living on the outskirts of Israeli society but trying to fit in.

Festivals and Awards:

Toronto Jewish Film Festival, Canada, 2006; New York Jewish Film Festival, USA, 2006; Haifa International Film Festival, Israel, 2005

Director: Destau Damto

Producer: Destau Damto

Production Company: Destau Damto Production

Cinematographer: Danor Glazer, Itamar Hadar

Editor: Elad Peleg

Original Soundtrack: Danny Kagania, Germi Cool Habes, Daniel Abba, Aaron Alma, Jesi Yakoba

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television, NOGA Communications - Channel 8, Gesher Foundation

Subtitles: English

Film Name in Hebrew: מוזיקה שחורה

This film follows a group of Ethiopian rappers, living on the margins of society and dreaming of success. During the making of the film, one of the rappers is killed in a road accident. His friends mourn him while trying to grapple with reality and make it in Tel Aviv. However, Israeli society makes it difficult for them, and in order to survive, they must work at odd jobs. Music remains their biggest love, but is an unfulfilled dream. The film reflects the face of the Ethiopian ethnic group, living on the outskirts of Israeli society but trying to fit in.

Festivals and Awards:

Toronto Jewish Film Festival, Canada, 2006; New York Jewish Film Festival, USA, 2006; Haifa International Film Festival, Israel, 2005

 

Director: Destau Damto

Producer: Destau Damto

Production Company: Destau Damto Production

Cinematographer: Danor Glazer, Itamar Hadar

Editor: Elad Peleg

Original Soundtrack: Danny Kagania, Germi Cool Habes, Daniel Abba, Aaron Alma, Jesi Yakoba

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television, NOGA Communications - Channel 8, Gesher Foundation

Subtitles: English

Film Name in Hebrew: מוזיקה שחורה

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