Arabic, Hebrew, English
International Competition
Ada Ushpiz
Ada Ushpiz
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Cinephil Shoshi Korman

Meet the feisty, political, funky teenagers of the third generation of the occupation. Pawns in a life they did not choose, forced to become adults before their time, hundreds of these kids are in prison with very little judicial support. Children opens a door onto Palestinian families whose children are attempting to protect their freedom at the forefront of the resistance.

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Since the 1970s Israeli filmmaker and journalist Ada Ushpiz has been writing, directing, and producing documentaries on the ambiguities of contemporary Israel and its social and historical surroundings. In 1970, she received her BA in philosophy and literature from the University of Tel Aviv, graduated with a diploma in Film Direction from the London Film School in 1974, and also holds a doctorate in history. From 1969 to 1999 she worked as a reporter and editor for Israel’s daily newspaper Ha’aretz.

Selected filmography: 
2015 - Vita Activa: The Spirit of Hannah Arend
2012 - Good Garbage (co-director)
2001 - Asurot