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Mori – Shabazi’s Riddle

Mori - Shabazy's Riddle

Only four biographical details are known about Rabbi Shalom Shabazi. We do not have any drawings describing his features. However, it seems that 400 years after his birth, Shabazi is still an extremely popular poet who continues to live the hearts of an entire community. Who was Shabazi? A poet who committed filicide? Maybe a wedding singer looking for alms? Perhaps a fundamentalist Kabbalah scholar? An author whose primary influences came from Islam? Director Israela Sha’ar Meoded tries to answer these questions and embarks on a surprising and imaginative journey in the footsteps of the greatest poet of Jewish Yemen, who wrote over 800 poems, combining Arabic and Hebrew – a poet who has become a legend.

Festivals and Awards:

Haifa International Film Festival, Israel, 2018

Director: Israela Sha’ar Meoded

Producer: Yair Qedar, Itay Barkan

Production Company: Yair Qedar the Hebrews

Cinematographer: Daniel Kedem

Editor: Oron Adar

Soundtrack Editor: Gil Toren

Original Soundtrack: Avi Beleli

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television, Kan Israel Public TV, Avi Chai Foundation. Gesher Film Fund, The Israeli Film Service

Colourist: Dima Lidchov

Visual Effects: Erez Gavish

Script: Israela Sha’ar Meoded

Subtitles: Hebrew, English

Film Name in Hebrew: מורי - חידת שבזי

Only four biographical details are known about Rabbi Shalom Shabazi. We do not have any drawings describing his features. However, it seems that 400 years after his birth, Shabazi is still an extremely popular poet who continues to live the hearts of an entire community. Who was Shabazi? A poet who committed filicide? Maybe a wedding singer looking for alms? Perhaps a fundamentalist Kabbalah scholar? An author whose primary influences came from Islam? Director Israela Sha’ar Meoded tries to answer these questions and embarks on a surprising and imaginative journey in the footsteps of the greatest poet of Jewish Yemen, who wrote over 800 poems, combining Arabic and Hebrew – a poet who has become a legend.

Festivals and Awards:

Haifa International Film Festival, Israel, 2018

 
Mori - Shabazy's Riddle

Director: Israela Sha’ar Meoded

Producer: Yair Qedar, Itay Barkan

Production Company: Yair Qedar the Hebrews

Cinematographer: Daniel Kedem

Editor: Oron Adar

Soundtrack Editor: Gil Toren

Original Soundtrack: Avi Beleli

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television, Kan Israel Public TV, Avi Chai Foundation. Gesher Film Fund, The Israeli Film Service

Colourist: Dima Lidchov

Visual Effects: Erez Gavish

Script: Israela Sha’ar Meoded

Subtitles: Hebrew, English

Film Name in Hebrew: מורי - חידת שבזי

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