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strangers no more

Documentary filmed in Israel, Strangers No More, wins Oscar

The documentary film, Strangers No More tells the tale of the children from 48 different countries who attend the Bialik-Rogozin School, many of whom have escaped genocide, war and hunger to arrive..View More


strangers no more

Oscar win highlights plight of Africans in Israel

Students at the Bialik-Rogozin school in a rundown Tel Aviv neighborhood have survived genocide, war and famine. But they were all smiles on Monday after learning that a documentary about their had..View More


Sam Spiegel School

Sam Spiegel School's International Film Lab for Screenwriters

The fourth of its kind in the world, an international film lab in Jerusalem helps aspiring scriptwriters hone their craft. There are a lot of eager, aspiring screenwriters out there, but their is to..View More


lipstika

Lipstikka, Powder and Pain

The Israeli director Jonathan Sagall reclines in a futuristic white leather pod, drinking fancy herbal tea in a private lounge on the 24th floor of the Kollhoff Building at Potsdamer Platz. Down the..View More


actor srudio

Lights, camera...Actors Studio in Tel Aviv

To hone the local theatrical profession, actors Oded Kotler and Amnon Meskin are running a workshop in TA.   ‘Like a musician practices scales and the dancer does exercises, there has to..View More


keret

Israeli writer Etgar Keret at Sundance panel discussion

As part of the fest’s Sundance focus, Sundance advisors and scriptwriters Bill Wheeler and Wesley Strick, along with Israeli author, scriptwriter, director and Sundance advisor Etgar Keret, a ..View More


Melting Siberia

Ido Haar Seeks Justice, Searches Soul

After serving in the army, many veterans opt to visit foreign locales, but Israeli filmmaker Ido Haar preferred to “discover all the places in the human soul.” Haar, director of the is I..View More


strangers no more

Tel Aviv School No 'Stranger' to the Oscars

The crowded hallways of the Bialik-Rogozin school in gritty South Tel Aviv are about as far from the glitz and glamour of Hollywood as one can imagine.But on the evening of the 83rd Academy Awards a..View More


Invisible

Israeli films honored at Berlin festival

An upbeat film about Europe's largest Jewish cemetery drew a major prize at the 61st annual Berlin International Film Festival. Two Israeli films also earned awards at the festival, which ran Feb...View More


Lia van Leer

Israeli filmaker Lia van Leer awarded at Berlin film festival

The Grande Dame of Israeli Cinema, Lia van Leer, received the Berlinale Camera Award for her lifetime achievement - culminating a return of Jewish related themes and filmmaker's, after a two-year at..View More


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