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Followed by Q&A with Dror Moreh and Teddy Leifer. Chaired by Simon Shaps.

Attending this event

Dror Moreh

Dror Moreh is an Israeli director and producer. His second documentary feature The Gatekeepers was nominated for Best Documentary Feature Academy Award and selected by numerous international film festivals including TIFF, Sundance and IDFA. In 2004 Moreh founded production company DMP, which specialises in coproductions. Based in Tel Aviv, DMP focuses on regional and international geopolitical topics that resonate with audiences around the world.

Teddy Leifer

Teddy’s credits include 2018 Oscar winner Icarus and 2013 Oscar nominee The Invisible War. A three-time Emmy winner, his other production credits include The Interrupters, Knuckle, Dreamcatcher, We Are Together, Rough Aunties and Who is Dayani Cristal? starring Gael García Bernal. He is currently working on a feature documentary for HBO with George Clooney and is the producer of multi award-winning Roman sitcom, Plebs – ITV2’s highest rating comedy ever. Teddy was recently listed in the \”100 most innovative and influential people in British creative and media industries

Simon Shaps

Simon Shaps spent 25 years working at ITV and is the former CEO of the company’s global production business, and from 2005 to 2008 was ITV’s Director of Television, with responsibility for commissioning and scheduling across ITV1 and all ITV’s digital channels.

Since leaving ITV, Simon has chaired the National Film and Television school, and has also chaired a portfolio of television production, distribution and branded entertainment businesses. He is currently the TV and Film consultant for the literary agency Capel Associates, working on television and feature film adaptations of fiction and non-fiction titles. Simon is the former chair of the Royal Television Society and UK television’s Cultural Diversity Network.

Films screening at this event

The Human Factor

Droh Moreh
107 min

With the end of the Cold War and America becoming a sole global superpower, the 1990s brought with it the promise of a new world order. The dramatic geopolitical shift also raised hopes for a comprehensive peace between Israel and two of its bitterest enemies, the Palestinian nation and Syria, achieved by the art of diplomacy and brokered by the Americans. Directed by Dror Moreh (The Gatekeepers) and featuring key players, this fascinating and important documentary looks back at a pivotal decade which started with the signing of the Oslo Accords and ended with a sense of disillusionment, leading to the Second Intifada.

Nominated – Best Film, Hamptons International Film Festival 2019

“Astonishing.” The Wall Street Journal

“A masterful summation of the Arab-Israeli conflict.” The Hollywood Reporter

“Sure to be one of the year’s top docs.” The Los Angeles Times