Perfecting the Art of Longing

Perfecting the Art of Longing

| 12 min

Cut off from his loved ones due to the pandemic lockdown, a quadriplegic rabbi in a long-term-care facility is filmed remotely by his daughter. Offering powerful meditations on love and hope, Perfecting the Art of Longing shows us what it means to be alive in a state of profound isolation.

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Perfecting the Art of Longing, Kitra Cahana, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • featuring the words
    Rabbi Ronnie Cahana
  • writer
    Kitra Cahana
  • director
    Kitra Cahana
  • editor
    Kara Blake
  • music
    Olivier Alary
  • sound design
    Sacha Ratcliffe
  • producer
    Kat Baulu
    Ariel Nasr
  • director of photography
    Kitra Cahana
  • sound recordist
    Kitra Cahana
  • technical advisor
    Frank Nadeau
  • technical support
    Frank Nadeau
  • production supervisor
    Roz Power
  • technical coordinator
    Daniel Lord
    Christopher MacIntosh
  • online editor
    Serge Verreault
  • title design
    Jacques Bertrand Simard
  • re-recording
    Jean Paul Vialard
  • digital editing technician
    Pierre Dupont
    Marie-Josée Gourde
    Patrick Trahan
  • sound technician
    Bernard Belley
  • researcher
    Kitra Cahana
  • production coordinator
    Christine Williams
  • senior production coordinator
    Cheryl Murgatroyd
  • studio administrator
    Leslie Anne Poyntz
  • marketing manager
    Jamie Hammond
    Johanna Lessard
  • publicist
    Jennifer Mair
  • legal council
    Christian Pitchen
  • executive producer
    Annette Clarke

  • Jaiwax

    Faith and love beyond the confines of the physical. A touching film.

    Jaiwax, 3 Aug 2022