East Jerusalem/West Jerusalem

David Broza, the Israeli singer-songwriter, sets out to realize his dream of cooperation and dialog between Israelis and Palestinians through music. During 8 days and nights of joint creation in an East Jerusalem studio a hopeful message of equality and unity arises.

75 minutes
Henrique Cymerman, Erez Miller

Shown at

  1. 13th Annual JCC Rockland International Jewish Film Festival - 2016
  2. 16th Annual Rutgers Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  3. 20th Annual Hartford Jewish Film Festival - 2016
  4. 20th Annual Seattle Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  5. 20th Denver Jewish Film Festival - 2016
  6. 23rd Portland Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  7. 25th Annual San Diego Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  8. 25th Washington Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  9. 8th Annual Other Israel Film Festival - 2014
  10. Atlanta Jewish Film Festival - 2016
  11. Boston Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  12. Boulder Jewish Film Festival - 2016
  13. Carmel Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  14. Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema - 2015
  15. Cleveland Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  16. Columbus Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  17. East Bay International Jewish Film Festival - 2017
  18. Jewish Arts and Film Festival of Fairfield County - 2017
  19. Judaica - Mostra de Cultura e Cinema - 2016
  20. Maine Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  21. Michiana Jewish Film Festival - 2016
  22. Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  23. PJFF Fall Festival - 2015
  24. Randi & Bruce Pergament Jewish Film Festival - 2016
  25. San Francisco Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  26. Santa Barbara Jewish Film Festival - 2016
  27. Santa Cruz Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  28. Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  29. Vancouver Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  30. Westchester Jewish Film Festival - 2015

4 Responses

  1. jewishfilmfests says:

    Iconic Israeli musician David Broza will appear Saturday night, Jan. 30, for two Atlanta Jewish Film Festival screenings of the documentary “East Jerusalem West Jerusalem,” about the making of his new album of the same name.

    Ahead of his visit, he chatted with the AJT about his music and his motivation for producing a film about Israelis and Palestinians making peace through music.


  2. jewishfilmfests says:

    Woodstock Film Festival Opens Strong With ‘East Jerusalem/West Jerusalem’

    By focusing on the creation of Broza’s last album, a joyful collaboration between Palestinian and Israeli musicians produced by legendary singer/songwriter Steve Earle (who had a guest starring role in “The Wire”) in a tiny studio in Palestinian-controlled East Jerusalem, Israeli filmmakers Erez Miller and Henrique Cymerman manage to inject a sense of optimism into a conflict that often seems desperate and without solution.

  3. jewishfilmfests says:

    Make music, not war
    Inviting someone of another faith, race, or ethnicity to share a meal won’t stop the ongoing conflict. But, as Broza says, it just may create an opening for understanding.

  4. jewishfilmfests says:

    What’s So Funny ’Bout Peace, Love, and Understanding in Jerusalem?

    In the film we watch him return to Shuafat, where he is trying to build a music school. “I’m not a Mother Teresa, by the way. I make my living as an entertainer. I never studied social work. I don’t give the services. I open the situation to where professionals can move in, and they take over. But somebody has to open the door.”


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