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Shmor – Gad & Benny Elbaz, Feat: Saul Dreier

An emotional music video that has survivors building bridges with children an ocean away, tasking them with perpetuating the memory of the darkest time in the history of the Jewish people.

Type: Music Videos

Year: 2019

Length: 3:46

Director: Daniel Finkelman

The legacy of the Holocaust lives on in Shmor, an emotional music video that has survivors building bridges with children an ocean away, tasking them with perpetuating the memory of the darkest time in the history of the Jewish people. Featuring Gad Elbaz, Benny Elbaz and the Holocaust Survivor Band’s Saul Dreier, Shmor gives the viewer a glimpse of life through Dreier’s eyes, recalling the horrors of the Holocaust during a visit to Yad Vashem and sharing the joy of life as he walks the streets of Jerusalem. Distributing childhood photographs given to him by survivors at Yad Vashem with youngsters at a Long Island Holocaust museum, the 95 year old Dreier passes on to them the responsibility of ensuring that the memory of the Holocaust lives on in future generations.

A Sparks Next production directed by Daniel Finkelman and co-directed by Aharon Orian and Chaya Greenberg, Shmor is set to the timeless words of Tachanun. A haunting plea for the surviving remnants of the Jewish nation to be granted divine protection, Shmor is an original composition written by Cecelia Margules.

“As the number of Holocaust survivors dwindles with every passing year, it is more important than ever that we take steps to pass the torch to the next generation, wherever they maybe,” said Finkelman. “Our children are our future and we look to them to keep that flame alive so that the lessons of the Holocaust and the memories of those who are no longer with us will never be forgotten.”

Produced by
Sparks Next

Music by
Cecelia Margules

Directed and produced by
Daniel Finkelman

Co Directed and - Israel:
Aharon Orian

Co Directed - NY:
Chaya Greenberg

Co Producer:
Shlomi Cohen

Music Produced - Nir Graf
Mix - Eli Lishinsky

Israel:
Cinematographer - David Orian
1st AC - Guy Rubinstin
Focus Puller - Lisa Vasilivia
Gaffer - Motti Engel

NY:
Cinematographer - Sawyer Purman
1st AC - Godfred Sedano
2nd AC - Sandy Ismail
Gaffer - Edgar Mandez
Associate Producer - Adam Bach
MUA - Chana Horowitz
Key Grip - Mark Theriault
PA - Matthew Thompson
Stills - Yitzchak Roytman

Post Production:
Olam Media JLM
Offline editor - Noam Nachman Yeshua
Color grading - David Orian
Editing Supervisor - Aharon Orian

Special Thanks:
Andrea Bolender
And The Glencove Holocaust Memorial Museum

Sylvia Kahane
Arie Taykan
Mindy Fuhrer, and her band
Victoria and Shalom Zirkiev
Dalia G. Shusterman

Shimon Sabag -
Founder and Director of
‘Yad Ezer L’Haver’, Haifa
Tami Sinar -
Community Relations Manager
Reuven Frizi -
Communication Manager

Accounting -
Avi Keller

Travel by-
Barry Kaye at Crown Travel