Directed by Ben Kirchenbaum
Co-created by Shye Ben Tzur
Duration 43’ | Hebrew with English subtitles
Halel (meaning ‘praise’ in Hebrew) is a poetic audiovisual journey. A solo live music performance, weaved with devotional poetries composed by Shye Ben Tzur, and filmed in the Augusta Victoria Church and on the outskirts of Jerusalem's sacred landscape. Halel is an artistic odyssey moving from meditation into ecstasy.
Ben Kirchenbaum is a cinematographer, director and editor focusing on capturing and translating music into eye-enchanting visuals.
Shye Ben Tzur is a New York-born Israeli musician, poet, and singer, based in India and Israel. In 2015, Shye collaborated with British musician Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead, culminating in the project Junun as well as the release of their first album Nonesuch and the homonymous film directed by Paul Thomas Anderson.
Shye Ben Tzur will be present at WOMEX 21.
Supported by the Embassy of Israel in Portugal.
Production Country and Year Israel, 2021
Producer Shye Ben Tzur
Director of Photography Ben Kirchenbaum
Sound Adir Dadia Shakya
Editor Ben Kischenbaum