Event details

Followed by a Q&A with co-directors Kat Rohrer and Gil Levanon

Attending this event

Gil Levanon

Gil Levanon has been writing, producing and directing award winning commercials, industrials, and short films for over fifteen years.

She served in the Israeli Defense Forces’ film unit, where she produced the films for Israel’s Jubilee TV celebration. With that, she became the youngest First Assistant Director in the TV and commercial industry in Israel. After completing her BFA in directing and graduating with honors from the School of Visual Arts in New York City, she associate produced in The Rolling Stones Show for MTV and later associate produced promos for USA Network and NBC.

Kat Rohrer

Kat Rohrer founded GreenKat Productions in 2002, while she was still studying at The School of Visual Arts in New York City. Since, Kat has directed and produced more than ten short films, music videos, documentaries, and a wide variety of industrials and commercials. Some of her bigger clients include: Roland Foods, Austrian National Tourist Board, Vienna Tourist Commission, PersonalBasis, Wolkenrot.

Her new documentary Back to the Fatherland, premiered at the Haifa International Film Festival before embarking on a festival tour through Israel, Europe and the US. With European and US distribution now in place the film will be released theatrical this fall in multiple countries across Europe and the US.

Films screening at this event

Back to the Fatherland

Director
Kat Rohrer
Gil Levanon
Country
Austria
Year
2017
Duration
119 min

Kat’s grandfather was, in her words, a “super Nazi”, whereas Gil’s is a Holocaust survivor. The two met as film students in New York and became close friends. Back to the Fatherland is the fruit of their friendship – a brave and moving documentary about new Israeli immigration to Germany and Austria. Featuring several Israeli Holocaust survivors and their grandchildren, who have decided to settle in the countries that their families were forced to flee, the film explores the dramatic shift in attitudes since the end of war, and asks whether a true reconciliation will ever be possible.

The screening on Wednesday 20 March will be followed by a Q&A with the co-directors Kat Rohrer and Gil Levanon.