The Montreal Holocaust Museum, in collaboration with Miriam Blacher Glasrot and Joseph Glasrot Endowment Fund, the Montreal Jewish Public Library, KlezKanada, the Toronto Workmen’s Circle and the Montreal Workers Circle, presents the Montreal documentary film premiere Song Searcher: The Times and Toils of Moyshe Beregovsky. Introduced by Sebastian Schulman, Executive Director of KlezKanada.

  • Tuesday, March 15, 2022, 7:30 p.m. EST
  • Please note this film screening is geo-blocked to Quebec and Ontario. (Only people located in these provinces will be able to access the film)
  • Tickets: $10 on Eventbrite
  • In Russian with English Narration by Hershey Felder
  • Director and Writer Elena Yakovich

Song Searcher, The Times and Toils of Moyshe Beregovsky

Moyshe Beregovsky, a musician and scholar, crisscrossed Ukraine with phonograph in hand during the most dramatic years of Soviet history in order to record and study the traditional music of Ukrainian Jewry.

Filmed on location in Ukraine and many other countries, loaded with rare, unique video-footage and archival audio materials, this film is much more than a mere account of Moyshe Beregovsky’s life and work.

The music rescued by Beregovsky is heard throughout the film, either in its original archival version or performed live by some of the best contemporary klezmer musicians. As they play this music of the Yiddish soul for appreciative audiences in all corners of the earth, they hope that these recently rediscovered old melodies, which laugh through tears and fill hearts with love and humanity, will help heal our broken world.

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