Event details

Followed by a Q&A with director Kobi Farag.

Attending this event

Kobi Farag

Kobi Farag is an Israeli actor, writer and director, best known for The Eight (TV series, 2003), The Matchmaker (2010) and new Israeli TV hit series Taagad (2016). His directorial debut, documentary Photo Farag (2016), which will be screened at this year’s Festival, tells the story of his family and their successful photography business.

Films screening at this event

Photo Farag

Kobi Farag
77 min

Gripping and moving real life story of the first Iraqi-Jewish family to become a household name in Israel. Emigrating to Israel from Baghdad in the 1950s, the Farag family built a hugely successful photography business which revolutionised the way Israelis took, developed and related to pictures. Kobi Farag, the scion of this famous clan, traces the story of the ten brothers and sisters, who despite their amazing professional achievements failed to protect the family from a painful process of disintegration. An important exploration of Israeli social history and packed with fascinating interviews and archival materials, Photo Farag explores the often destructive forces of a family determined to leave its mark on society.

Followed by a Q&A with director Kobi Farag.