The Hebrews

The future of our culture is in a direct link to our heritage and past, and the Hebrews are a tribute to the chain of writers that link the times and our identities
Yair Qedar

Description

Vision

The Hebrews is a documentary project on the Hebrew and Jewish literary canon, centered on filmic portraits of Hebrew writers from the 17 century to recent days, the worked and lived in the Mediterranean basin in its larger sense – from Israel, Yemen, Morocco, France, and Egypt. 

Activity

14 feature length documentary films were made in the project so far. The documentary films which Yair Qedar produced - and directed with other 10 Israeli film directors - all premiered in film festivals, aired on Israeli TV, circulated far and wide in hundreds of cinemas, cinematheques, community and cultural centers, in Israel and around the world (USA and Canada, Europe, Australia and Russia) earning 10 awards (2016: first prize for filmmaking in the field of Jewish culture by the ministry of Education in Israel, 2015: the Hebrews films won the prize for best television project in the Israeli Documentary competition). The project, both digital and print, offers altogether e14 documentary films, a video archive and several books.

Biography

Yair Qedar (born June 13, 1969 in Afula, Israel) is an Israeli filmmaker and a civil-rights activist.His academic training on 20th-century Hebrew literature (Tel Aviv University), propelled him into to The Hebrews - a documentary project on the Hebrew and Jewish literary canon, centered on filmic portraits of Hebrew writers from Europe and the Mediterranean, from the 17 century to recent days. 14 feature length documentary films were made in the project so far. The documentary films which Qedar produced - and directed with other 10 Israeli film directors - all premiered in film festivals, aired on Israeli TV, circulated far and wide in hundreds of cinemas, cinematheques, community and cultural centers, in Israel and around the world (USA and Canada, Europe, Australia and Russia) earning 10 awards (2016: first prize for filmmaking in the field of Jewish culture by the ministry of Education in Israel, 2015: the Hebrews films won the prize for best television project in the Israeli Documentary competition). The project, both digital and print, offers altogether e14 documentary films, a video archives and several books.

Activity Reports

Video Gallery

קטע מתוך "ישורון. 6 פרקי אבות", הסרט התשיעי של העברים, ישראל 2018