Queen of Hebrew Music Shoshana Damari Gave Up on Family Life, but She Had No Other Choice

Damari, whose Yemenite roots were part of her appeal, touched the American dream, but preferred the Israeli one. Two men who spent four years making the documentary film ‘Queen Shoshana’ discuss what they did – and didn’t – include

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Shoshana Damari
The late Israeli singer Shoshana Damari. 'If you make a film about a woman with urges, its true importance immediately gets distorted.'
Itay Stern
Itay Stern

May, 1948: Zionist organizations were working feverishly to help tens of thousands of Jews seeking to immigrate to Israel who have been detained in camps in Cyprus, due to a Britain’s longstanding policy of barring Jewish immigration. The immigrants, many from Poland and Romania, were living under difficult conditions in the camps and frequently suffered from hunger.

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