Teacher Irena

Documentary / 2010
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  • Producers: Naomi Levari & Saar Yogev
    Director: Itamar Chen
    Writers: Itamar Chen & Naomi Levari
    Runing Time: 52′
    Supported by: The Rabinovich Foundation
    Commissioned by: Channel 8, Israel
    World Sales: Cinephil

  • In the toughest neighborhood in Jerusalem – a place of unemployment, despair & racial tension, where children lose their expectations from life, stands one teacher who has sworne not to give up on them. Irene, who left Russia for Israel 15 years ago, does whatever she can, using unique & controversial teaching methods, retrieving hope to their lives.

  • Director of Photography: Yossi Aviram
    Sound Recording: Yishai Ilan, Oleg Kaiserman , Alfred Tesler
    Editor: Arik Lahav Leibovitz
    Production Manager: Ra’anan Gershoni
    Composer: Ronnie Reshef
    Sound Designer: Gil Toren

  • DocAviv IFF 2010 – Opening film
    Best Editing Award – DocAviv IFF 2010
    Grand Prize – Parnu Film Festival, Estonia
    Israeli Academy Award Nominee