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The Hebrews Project is an innovative lab for creating biographical documentaries about prominent Jewish and Israeli writers. The award winning project invites major directors to create films that would weave biographical narratives, visualizing cinematically the written word, employing original scores and personal interpretations – thus creating unique films and mixing poetry and documentary, literature and filmmaking.

 

 

Premiere Screening

Following the screening, a conversation with the filmmakers

Black Honey, The Life and and Poetry of Avraham Sutskever

Dir.: Uri Barbash
| 76 minutes

The incredible story of Avraham Sutskever, the greatest Yiddish poet, who saved manuscripts from the Nazis, survived WWII due to Stalin’s special rescue plane, testified in the Nuremberg Trials, and died anonymously in Tel Aviv.

Premiere Screening

Following the screening, a conversation with the filmmakers

David Vogel

Dir.: Ayelet Ofarim
| 55 minutes

He is considered one of the greatest Hebrew writers, though he only spent a year in the country. Who was David Vogel? The man who left behind a corpus of wonderful Hebrew novels, novellas, and poems that depicted sexuality and desire like no one before him.

Premiere Screening

Following the screening, a conversation with the filmmakers

Miriam Yalan-Shteklis

Dir.: Reuven Brodsky
| 55 minutes

In a tiny apartment in Jerusalem, surrounded by dolls and cats, Miriam Yalan-Shteklis wrote her beloved children’s poems. Director Reuven Brodsky uses miniatures created specifically for the film and interviews with her acquaintances to tell the story of the most loved Israeli children writer. 

Premiere Screening

Following the screening, a conversation with the filmmakers

Shalom Shabazi

Dir.: Israela Shaer Meoded
| 55 minutes

Very few details are known about Rabbi Shalom Shabazi, but 400 years after his death, Shabazi is as popular as ever and is considered one of the greatest Yemenite poets. 

Premiere Screening

Following the screening, a conversation with the filmmakers

Yeshurun in 6 Chapters

Dir.: Amichai Chasson
| 55 minutes

The great outsider poet Avot Yeshoron was the first to write about the Naqba, mixing Hebrew, Arabic and Yiddish. Haunted for most of his life, he gained great respect in his final years, becoming a hero of a generation.