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film-makers Michel Khleifi & Eyal Sivan

Michel Khleifi
Michel Khleifi was born in Nazareth in the north of Palestine. He studied theatre at INSAS in Brussels where he had emigrated in 1971. He has directed and produced several documentary and feature films and has received several prestigious awards including the International Critics’ Award at the Cannes Film Festival, the Golden Shell at San Sebastian in 1987 for his film Wedding in Galilee. Michel Khleifi currently teaches at INSAS in Brussels, where he lives. In spring 2004 he was visiting Professor at Columbia University in New York.

filmography (selection)
Fertile Memory, (1980, 90`)
Maaloul Celebrates Its Destruction (1985, 30')
Wedding in Galilee, (1987,110')
Canticle of the Stones, (1990, 100')
L'Ordre du Jour, (1992, 115')
Tale Of The Three Jewels, (1994/5, 105')
Forbidden Marriages in the Holy Land, (1995, 66')
Route 181 - Fragments of a Journey in Palestine-Israel (co-directed with Eyal Sivan), (2003, 270')
Zindeeq, (2009, 85')

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Eyal Sivan
Eyal Sivan, is a documentary filmmaker and essayist. Born in Haifa Israel he grows up in Jerusalem and after exercising as a professional photographer in Tel-Aviv he leaves Israel in 1985 and settled in Paris and since then he is sharing is time between Europe and Israel.
Sivan directed more then 10 worldwide awarded political documentaries and produced many others. His cinematographic body of work was shown and awarded various prizes in prestigious festivals. Beside worldwide theatrical releases and TV broadcasts, Sivan’s works are regularly exhibit in major art shows around the world. Sivan publishes and lectures on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, documentary filmmaking and ethics, political crimes’ representation, political use of memory, as well as genocide and representation.
He’s the founder and artistic director of the Paris based documentary films production company Momento! and the film distribution agency Scalpel. Sivan is the founder and Chief Editor of ‘South Cinema Notebooks’ - a journal of cinema and political critic edited by the Sapir academic college in Israel where he lecturs and member of the editorial board of the Paris based publishing house ‘La Fabrique’ as well as of the French social and political studies journal 'De l'autre Côté'.

filmography (selection)
2012 Common State, potential conversation
2009 Jaffa, the orange’s clockwork
2004  I Love You All  (co-directed with Audrey Maurion)
1999  The Specialist, portrait of a modern criminal
1997 Burundi, under Terror and Itsembatsemba, Rwanda one Genocide later
1995 Aqabat-Jaber, Peace with no Return?
1994 Jerusalem(s), Borderline Syndrome
1993  Itgaber, he will Overcome
1990  Izkor, Slaves of Memory
1987 Aqabat-Jaber, Passing Through

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