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David Perlov

Perlov spent his childhood in Belo Horizonte. At the age of 10, he moved to São Paulo. In 1957 in Paris he made Tante chinoise (Old Aunt China), based on caustic drawings of a young girl of 12 years of the French provincial bourgeoisie of 1890 which he found in the cellar of the house he was living in.In 1958, he emigrated to Israel where in 1963 he made the 33 minutes documentary In Jerusalem ( Be-Yerushalayim). This film became to be one of the most important films of Israeli documentary cinema.

Although Perlov managed to make two feature films by 1972 ("The Pill" and 42:6), his film proposals were being repeatedly rejected by the Israeli establishment and the IBA. In early 1973 David Perlov decided to buy a 16 mm camera and film his everyday life alongside dramatic events that took place in Israel at the time. He had done so for 10 years until in 1983 Channel 4 of the British television showed their interest in screening the film. The result was Perlov's epic work Yoman (diary).

From 1973 Perlov taught in the department of film and television at Tel Aviv University.