Dr. Yaron Peleg is Kennedy Leigh Lecturer in Modern Hebrew Studies at the University of Cambridge. He is the author of several books on modern Hebrew literature that deal with homoeroticism, orientalism, romanticism, as well as books on contemporary Israeli cinema. His most recent book looks at Jewish religiosity in Israeli films.
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Attending this event
Nati Dinnar has worked for more than 20 years in the commercial television market in different companies and in diverse roles. He created the docu-drama Sabena, bringing together two Israeli prime ministers, an Israeli President and intriguing interviewees from the Palestinian Liberation Organisation. His production company NDA Productions produces films for theatre and TV. Dinnar will take part in the Q&A after the screening of Sabena at UKJFF 2015.
Lior Raz has acted in a variety of feature films, including The Kindergarten Teacher, Policeman, The World Is Funny and more. Raz is a partner in the production and content company kookoorooza which is behind the successful TV series Fauda. Raz will take part in the Q&A after the screening of Fauda at UKJFF 2015.
Duki Dror studied film at UCLA and Columbia College Chicago. His extensive body of work ranges from personal films tracing his own family’s journey from Iraq to Israel, to character-driven feature documentaries, experimental documentaries and unique artist biographies. Among his award-winning films are Shadow in Baghdad and Incessant Visions.
Films screening at this event
Featuring Nati Dinnar (Sabena), Lior Raz (Fauda), Duki Dror (Partner With the Enemy).
How do Israeli filmmakers these days deal with the subject of the conflict both inside and outside of Israel?
How do current world attitudes towards and perceptions of Israel affect the choice of subjects, story lines, participation in festivals and film distribution abroad?
Can filmmakers keep their own unique voice under pressure at home and abroad? Can they be heard?
Is BDS, overt or quiet, hurting the Israeli film industry?