TEACHER IRENA

DOCUMENTARY | ISRAEL  | 2010 | 52 MINUTES

A film by Itamar Chen

World Premiere

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.

Production Company Black Sheep Film Productions, 
Producers 
Saar Yogev, Naomi Levari

Production Manager Ra’anan Gershoni
Cinematographer Yossi Aviram
Editor Arik Lahav Leibovitz
Sound Recordist Yishai Ilan, Oleg Kaiserman,
Alfred Tesler
Sound Designer Gil Toren

Music Ronnie Reshef

Festivals & Awards

DocAviv IFF 2010 – Opening film
WINNER Best Editing Award – DocAviv IFF 2010 (Israel)
WINNER Grand Prize – Parnu Film Festival (Estonia)
Israeli Academy Award Nominee

 Zagreb Jewish Film Festival 2011

FILMISRAEL AMSTERDAM 2011

New York Israeli Film Festival 2011

Reel Israel Siegal College 2011

AICE - Australia 2011

Palo Alto JCC 2011

PKF Rome 2011

Winnipeg JFF CA 2012

PKF Venezia 2012

Zurich Israeli Doc Festival 2013

Sales

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