Follow the infectious party song on its fascinating journey from the shtetls of Eastern Europe to the cul-de-sacs of America. Featuring Harry Belafonte, Connie Francis, Glen Campbell, Leonard Nimoy and more, Hava Nagila (The Movie) celebrates the power of music, the importance of joy and the resilient spirit of a people.Premiere Date: September 7, 2015 | Runtime: 00:00:35
It's instantly recognizable musical shorthand for anything Jewish, a happy party tune that you dance to at weddings, bar mitzvahs and even at Major League Baseball games. But as audiences will discover in Hava Nagila (The Movie), the song is much more than a tale of Jewish kitsch and bad bar mitzvah fashions. It carries with it an entire constellation of history, values and hopes for the future.