Event details

Followed by Q&A with Dan Shadur. Moderated by James Sorene.

Attending this event

Dan Shadur

Dan Shadur is an Israeli filmmaker and writer. His documentaries King Bibi and Before the Revolution have screened in major film festivals around the world including Hotdocs and Jerusalem Film Festival. His films have been featured on PBS, Arte, ZDF, BBC Persia and other networks, and have been featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, Der Spiegel and many more.

James Sorene

James Sorene is the CEO of BICOM (Britain Israel Communications and Research Centre). James was previously a Senior Civil Servant for the UK Government and Head of Communications and Official Spokesman for Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg. James has held senior positions in communications at the Department of Health and Home Office. From 1997 to 2000 he was Head of Public Affairs at the Israeli Embassy in London. He holds a Law degree from QMUL and a MA in Middle Eastern Studies from the SOAS.

Films screening at this event

King Bibi

Dan Shadur
87 min

Despite the numerous scandals, political maneuvers and recent indictments, Benjamin (Bibi) Netanyahu recently became Israel’s longest serving Prime Minister. A master of political spin, Netanyahu has revolutionised Israeli society over the past two decades and become, in the process, one of the world’s most influential – and divisive – heads of state. Based solely on archive footage, this brilliantly revealing documentary attempts to explain Bibi’s continuing popularity through his carefully controlled and crafted public appearances.

Nominated – Best Documentary, Jerusalem Film Festival 2018

Nominated – Best Documentary, Awards of the Israeli Film Academy 2019

Nominated – Best Documentary, Santa Barbara International Film Festival 2019

“A powerful polemic, work of history and portrait of a nation” – Tablet Mag