Embrace Me

Jo Amar is a liturgical poet, singer and composer whose voice embodies the longing and beautiful rhythmic dissonance of Mizrahi music. A Moroccan Jew who came to Israel in the 1950s, Amar's rich history includes stints as a liturgical poet in the towns of Meknes, Fez, and Casablanca. The film explores the capricious waves of popularity and anonymity that have buffeted Amar's music in Israel, and follows Amar on a trip back to Morocco, delving into the roots of Mizrahi music. Featuring exquisite music and unique archival footage from Amar's performances, EMBRACE ME is a celluloid feast for the eyes and ears.
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