with: chief mentor and advisor Prof. Ram Levy, Sean McAllister, David Ofek, Suha Arraf
The global village of the third millennium contains a range of multicultural and multiidentity societies. In such societies prejudices and social stereotypes have turned into language, culture, thought and day-to-day behavior.
The documentary film director is equipped to serve as a social mirror and also has the power to generate significant change that enables the acceptance of the various identities as equals.
Within the workshop the participants will meet and recognize one another’s identities, and create an initial awareness of the ways social molds and prejudices might influence the work of the documentary film director.
McAllister’s masterclass will introduce his work by showing clips from his previous films in Iraq, Israel, Yemen and go on to concentrate on his most recent ‘work in progress’ in Syria, where McAllister was arrested and held in prison last year.
Through this project, 3 years in the making, McAllister illustrates how to craft a character driven film, ‘casting’ the right person to ‘allow in’ and intimately follow him.
McAllister will address the hurdles he faced in developing a relationship with his protagonists and ways of allowing them their own identity and expression.
Guests: Director of the Gesher Multicultural Film Fund, Ms. Ziv Naveh. Itay Nevo Landsberg, Channel 1. Anat Zuria, Israeli documentary director.
The Solitary Life of Cranes (BritDoc4, UK,2008), Night, Peace (2012), Reindeer (2011) and more.
The British Council and Haifa International Film Festival on documentary talk with the documentary filmmakers Eva Weber, Sean McAllister, Film Fund Directors and broadcasters.
Documentary, 47 Min., Israel 2012. English subtitles
Or Sinai of the Sam Spiegel School for Film and Television and her film are the first fruits of dIM- docuvillage International Mentorship 2011.
Production award of the Gesher Multicultural Film Fund.
The Alex Bernstein production award for outstanding Film students.