Sixteen subjects – and thirteen hand-picked directors, take on the complex and beautiful subject of Israeli cultural life. This fascinating series is comprised of individual films that illuminate the creative process – both behind and in front of the camera. Each chapter is directed by a well-know Israeli documentary filmmaker who carefully crafted an intimate and personal portrait of the subject. The series includes a look at the creative lives of musicians, dancers, painters and actors. Each chapter is a story onto its self that can be viewed both separately and as part of the fuller picture of contemporary creative life in Israel.

Included in the series are personalities ranging from conductor Zubin Mehta, to singer Hava Alberstien to choreographer Ohad Naharin.



 


About the series

16 x 54 min, , Digibeta, 2013

Producers: Modi Bar-On & Anat Zeltser - Modi & Anat Ltd.
Chief Editor: Anat Zeltser
Series Editors: Ran Tal & Sivan Arbel
Series Producer: Ofri Bar-Ilan
Sponsored by: Channel 8, Israel

Synopsis


Sixteen subjects – and thirteen hand-picked directors, take on the complex and beautiful subject of Israeli cultural life. This fascinating series is comprised of individual films that illuminate the creative process – both behind and in front of the camera. Each chapter is directed by a well-know Israeli documentary filmmaker who carefully crafted an intimate and personal portrait of the subject. The series includes a look at the creative lives of musicians, dancers, painters and actors. Each chapter is a story onto its self that can be viewed both separately and as part of the fuller picture of contemporary creative life in Israel.Click here to Read More

Festivals

  • Toronto Jewish Film Festival, 2016
  • Milano Israeli Film Festival, 2016
  • Writers International Festival, Israel, 2014
  • Israeli Documentary Film Festival, Budapest, Hungary, 2012

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Festivals

  • Toronto Jewish Film Festival, 2016
  • Milano Israeli Film Festival, 2016
  • Writers International Festival, Israel, 2014
  • Israeli Documentary Film Festival, Budapest, Hungary, 2012
  • Boston Jewish Film Festival, USA 2011
  • Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema, USA 2011
  • Sao Paulo Israeli Film Festival, Brazil, 2011
  • Reel Israel Film Festival, Cleveland, 2011
  • Isratim, Paris, 2011
  • Toronto Jewish Film Festival, 2010
  • Washington Arts & Music Film Festival, USA, 2011
  • The Other Israel Film Festival, NY, 2010

Educational

  • Ohio State University
  • Princeton University
  • University of Denver
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Arizona State University
  • Princeton University
  • Duke University
  • Chicago YIVO Society
  • Harvard University