Form & Music


The film consists mainly of material filmed on Alexa from the USA, Israel and Sweden. Some of the material is from the director's own first recordings of DVCam which is very different from the Alexa material. To give it a fun touch these will have an animated grain style in a square box.


Since the film is about David Lazar - a man who is a musician himself and loves music, we will work on what best describes Lazar: from jazz, to klezmer and rock. Lazar is a person who likes to keep up to date with the "new" music and therefore I would like to include Swedish pop musicians that Lazar himself liked when he discovered them in Sweden, such as Lykke Li and Ane Brun. I also want to include music from Queen, Led Zeppelin and similar artists that reflect Lazar's struggle for LGBTQ issues.


Much of the music describes his condition in the film, from a happy revolutionary rabbi to a person in crisis and close to losing his job. The music is also a description of the time documents of the USA in the 70s, Israel during the 80s and 90s and Sweden today.


Lazar's first years a rabbi reflects on the political movement and the LGBT movement in Israel between 1970-1990. I want to combine archival material, animations and still images with the filmed material as we tell his controversial past. I want to go from past to present through David Lazar's own personal story while photos and archive material pop up.


For example, when we are in the present, I want the discussions on Facebook be the “archive” of the present.I wont Facebook to look a bit retro but more high-tech than the former archive material from USA and Israel.