A Magical Substance Flows into Me

Directed by Jumana Manna
Documentary | Palestine, Germany, UK | 2016 | Arabic, English | English subtitles | 68 min

Cairo Cinema Days
A portrait of Palestinian and Mizrahi (Eastern Jewish) musics in Palestine/Israel today, in dialogue with the 1936-7 Oriental Music Broadcasts, made by ethnomusicologist Robert Lachmann. 80 years later, Jumana Manna engages members of these various communities in conversation, while inviting them to perform their vernacular music"