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Mandala Beats

Music , Israel, Jewish Film, Jewish Highlights, Middle East, India
Rebekah Reiko
44 minutes


World Premiere Toronto Jewish Film Festival

Mandala Beats blends cool reggae rhythms with classic Indian beats to create an entertaining exploration of culture through music.
- Toronto Film Scene

Mandala Beats shows that music is indeed the medicine that will heal our souls - In the Seats



Known as the Jimi Hendrix of bass guitar, Israeli bassist and producer Yossi Fine has recorded and produced music with artists from across the globe, including Lou Reed and David Bowie. Learning of Indian roots in his family, Fine departs on a journey of rediscovery, setting out for India to explore new sounds and collaborate with local musicians. Discovering a world of Jewish music in India, Fine performs there with Israeli musicians such as Shye Ben Tzur and Gil Ron Shama in some of the country’s holiest places. In her first feature-length documentary, Canadian filmmaker Rebekah Reiko offers a lively and joyous musical journey.



Rebekah Reiko is a documentary filmmaker, cinematographer and photographer who explores contemporary themes outside the spotlight. She holds an MFA in Documentary Media from Ryerson University and has made films in India, Israel, Canada and Germany.


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