This film is a tribute to one unique man, but at the same time explores the beautiful and enduring Jewish community in Italy. Leo Levi was known for his efforts to record and preserve the ethnic music of Italian Jewry. Through his story, we get to know the Zionist community in Italy and the strong bonds between the people that stayed in Itay and those who moved on to the Land of Israel.
Written and Directed by: Yaala Levi ZimmermanProduced by: Yaala Levi Zimmerman and Yohanna LeviLanguage: Hebrew and Italian with English subtitles
Leo Levi – The Man With the Nagra is a film that will appeal to several audiences, exploring as it does the diverse yet profoundly interwoven passions of Leo Levi's Life (1912-1982). One of those passions, the ethnomusicology of Italian jewry, will be of particular interest to readers of this journal, especially since his ethnomusi-cological work was a unique, single-handed salvage operation, undertaken at the last possible moment.
Prof. Steve Siporin,
Utah State University