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Press Release for Tuesday, February 19, 2008

UNF Hosts Critically-Acclaimed Film 'Song of David'

Contact: Joanna Norris, Assistant Director
Department of Media Relations and Events
(904) 620-2102

The University of North Florida will host an exclusive screening of the critically-acclaimed American Film Institute thesis film “Song of David” at 8 p.m. on Monday, March 10, in the Robinson Student Life Center, Room 1700 auditorium (Building 14) on the UNF campus. The screening will be followed by a kosher hip-hop performance by the film’s star Nosson Zand, formerly known as NIZ, a bright light on the Jewish music scene.

Internationally known for his witty lyrics and powerful sound, Zand has successfully blended Judaism with contemporary rap/hip-hop music. Since his 2006-2007 performances with Matisyahu, Zand’s career as a kosher hip-hop artist has taken off, landing him performances across the United States, Europe and Israel.

“Hip-hop is about keeping it real, Nosson does just that. He is the genuine article,” says local Duval County hip-hop sensation Jerico.

“Song of David,” starring Zand, has blown away audiences at screenings everywhere. He plays David Fisher in the film, who is a 16-year-old soul searching Hasid in a Los Angeles rabbinical school, where he discovers artistic freedom and honest self expression. He then chooses between diverging worlds.

Tickets for this event are free for all college students and costs $10 for non-students. Tickets are available at For more information, contact Angela Davis, UNF Interfaith Center, at (904) 620-3827 or Rabbi Shmuel Novack at (904) 646-4434.

This event is sponsored by UNF’s Interfaith Center, Chabad of Southside, UNF Jewish Student Union, Florida Coastal School of Law, Jewish Law Student Association, Osprey Productions and UNF Chabad Jewish Life Center.

UNF Chabad Jewish Life Center strives to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere for Jewish students and continues to develop a strong Jewish identity on campus with ongoing programs and socials.