Diane Taylor is a journalist who writes for the Guardian. She specialises in investigative reporting focusing on human rights, discrimination and injustice. She has written 11 non-fiction memoirs and is joint founder of the NNLS Destitute Asylum Seeker Drop in which has become one of the largest projects of its kind in the UK, working with up to 400 asylum seekers per session. She will take part in a panel discussion after the screening of Hot Line.
Attending this event
Kalela Lancaster is the New Israel fund’s Director of Strategic Engagement. Prior to this she worked at Shatil, the New Israel Fund’s operational arm which supports NIF’s family of activists and organisations on the ground. Based in Tel Aviv, Kalela provided organisational guidance to several groups working to advance the rights of asylum seekers, including the Hotline for Refugees and Migrants.
Mrs Rony Yedidia-Clein began her diplomatic career in 1994 as a member of the prestigious Cadets’ course, specialising in Administrative Affairs. She has previously served as Consul in the Consulate General of Israel in Istanbul, as Director of Administration in the Embassy of Israel in Moscow, as Deputy Consul General at the Consulate General of Israel to New England, as head of the Consular Liaison Section of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and as Senior Representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the Population and Immigration Authority. Mrs Rony Yedidia-Clein arrived in London in August 2013 to serve as Minister Counsellor for Public Diplomacy at the Embassy of Israel. Mrs. Yedidia-Clein holds a BA in English Literature from Tel Aviv University, an MA in American Studies from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and an additional MA in Public Policy, also from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. She is married and lives with her husband in London, while their children are scattered around the world, in Israel, California and Singapore.
Films screening at this event
- Silvina Landsmann
- France, Israel
- 100 min
“An eye-opening look at a rare and controversial side of Israeli life.” – The Hollywood Reporter
“Coolly executed, but intensely charged.” – Screen Daily
Israeli-Argentinian director Silvina Landsmann plunges us into the sparse downtown offices of the Hotline centre, where a dozen employees – nearly all of them women – assist new migrants from Eritrea, Sudan, Ghana and other African hotspots. With an estimated 60,000 new immigrants currently living in Israel in 2015, the viewer is asked to consider the democratic responsibility of Israel, and the implications of the changing state of the nation.