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Secrets: A God Given Voice

Directed by: Ofer Naim
85 Minutes, 2005

This is the amazing story of the famous Israeli vocalist, Ofra Haza, about her rise to the top and the scerets surrounding her untimely and mysterious death. Ofra, the youngest of nine children, grew up in the poor Tel Aviv neighborhood of Hatikvah. The love of her Yemenite Jewish culture, infused into her songwriting and singing, allowed her to reach a broad-based Middle Eastern audience. But reaching the pinnacle of her career was not enough for Ofra Haza—she desperately wanted to fall in love and marry. At 38, she met Doron Ashkenazi, the man who was to become her husband, and married him in July 1997. He took complete control of her career and life, firing all of those who had managed and steered Ofra’s career. Two and a half years later, on February 23, 2000, she was declared dead. The film takes an intimate look at Ofra Haza’s life and death through interviews of many famous people who knew her and worked with her, to unravel the mystery of her life and death.

See more about Secrets: A God Given Voice at the Israel Film Center

Credits

Director: Ofer Naim

Producer: Ofer Naim

Cast: Ofra Haza

Distributor: IsraeliDocs