Kaparot Sababa C'est Tout
Documentary / 50 minutes / Israel / 2012
For 10 years Ehud Segev documented Yom Kippur - the Jewish holy day of Atonement and one of the most fascinating phenomena pertaining to Jewish culture. He found Yom Kippur's points of similarity with Israelism: kaparot ritual ceremonies, pre-fast meals, streets full of cyclists and filming in a synagogue for which the director is reprimanded. In direct opposition thereto, there are the trance parties, produced by Guta, Yohai, Batzal and Carmi every Yom Kippur in the Jezreel Valley. Ehud Segev offers a fresh look at one of the greatest taboos of our culture while exposing points of similarity with his own personal story.
Directed by: Ehud Segev
Cinematography: Ehud Segev
Editing: Itai Onik
Music by: Israel Bright
Production: Cassis Films and Tal Segev Production.