Director and Script- Writer :     Yael Katzir

Production and Photography :  Dan Katzir

Editing and Script Editing :      Limor Pinhasov

Original Music :                      Avi Leibovitch

Supported by: Rabinowitch Film Fund, Film Project
                     & The Jewish Memorial Foundation for Jewish culture


 YAEL KATZIR - Director
Filmmaker, college professor , wife and mother,     Yael Katzir was born in Tel Aviv  in 1942  After completing the required training in the Israeli army, Yael served as an officer in the IDF until 1962. Studied at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, at UCLA, Los Angeles, California and received her Doctoral Degree in History. She completed a Masters at Boston University, MA, in Broadcasting and Film.
Director of Beit Berl College Communal Cable Television Center, broadcasting regularly on Cable TV Channel 25, and Sattelite Channel 90 aired country wide. Previous head of History Department at Beit Berl College, she is now a lecturer on film and history as well as independent documentary filmmaker, director and producer; she is also a published author.



The Jewish Experience at Harvard and Radcliffe, 1987 / (13 min) 16mm; Harvard University. Cambridge, MA, US

Jews in Uniform in world War II – 1988 / (26 min) Video, Beit Berl College, Israel

Open Door – A Meeting Between Arab and Jewish Children - 1991 / (26 min) Video, on behalf of the Ford Foundation

To Brave a Dream -The Story of the American Colony in Jaffa,1992 / (30min) Video, Israel Broadcasting Authority, Channel 1

Jerusalem Spirit and Matter 1993 / (13 min) Video, on behalf of Land of Israel Museum, Tel Aviv

There Is A Place For Every One Elijah’s Cave on Mt Carmel – 1995 / (26min) Video, Haifa International Film Festival; Israel Channel 1 TV

Lake of Galilee from the Window of Rachel – 1996 / (16 min) Video, for Tourist Center, Kinneret, Israel, Channel 2 TV, 2001

It Is Hard To Choose ¬ - 1998 / (25 min) Video, Cable Television, Israel

Company Jasmine, Women Officers School - 2000-1 / (55 min) Video, Israel Channel 1 TV 2001-2 and Channel 2 TV 2003

Shivah For My Mother, Seven Days of Mourning (55 min) Video, 2004 / Israel Channel 8, September 2004


Christianity and Christians in Jerusalem
A Walk in Crusader Jerusalem
In Thy Gates, O Jerusalem, the City and the Temple Year Around Year 70
The Mystery of the True Cross
The Whistle
16mm films produced for Everyman’s University, Tel Aviv


A Pilgrimage to Jerusalem – 1993
Tyrel Media Productions, Tel Aviv


The Ring is Mine, Queen Melisend of Jerusalem - 1995

The Tear Bottle, The Road from Maine to Jaffa - 1992

Works in process

“New Moon” -To pray in our voice
The Sturggle of Women of the Wall.Producer Director.
To be finished 2005

The Yeddish Theartre in NY,documentary, Producer (to be finished December 2004)

The Nest of Rama Lindheim, Documentary , Producer director
(To be finished 2005)


DAN KATZIR - Producer


2004 The Yiddish Theater in America (Documentary Feature, 90 minutes)
2002 Today You Are a Fountain Pen (Fiction, 35mm, 30min)
         Starring Len Lesser (“ Uncle Leo” from the hit TV series Seinfeld) ;
         Opened Opening Night of the San Diego Jewish Film Festival.
1997 Out for Love … Be Back Shortly (Docudrama 55 min)
         15 International Awards. Nominated for Israeli Academy Award,
         aired on Channel 4 (UK), HBO (US), France 2…
1996 Junction (Documentary 25 min)


2004 The Yiddish Theater in America
2003 Shivah on My Mother (Documentary Feature)
2002 Today You Are a Fountain Pen
2000 Company Jasmine.
1997 Out for Love… Be Back Shortly


- Operation Joshua- fiction feature for producers Branko Lustig and Phil Blazer
- – with Malina Saval – Finalist Sundance lab 2002
- Don’t Cut My Hair – Fiction feature
- Love is Always the Answer (Fiction -book, In negotiations with publishers)


Today You Are a Fountain Pen
Best Short – Palm Beach international Film Fest
Best Independent Narrative – Da Vinci Film Festival
Diversity Award MMPA
Joyce Award – San Diego Jewish Film Festival

Company Jasmine:
RiverRun Intl. - Best Doc
Torrino Intl. Women Film Festival (ITALY)– Best Doc.

Out for Love… Be Back Shortly :
Nomination for Israeli Academy Award ; Best Jewish Identity film – San Francisco Jewish Film competition ; Best Documentary – Jerusalem Intl. Film Festival.(Israel) ; Jury Award – Leipzig Intl Doc. Film Festival (Germany) ; Gold Plaque Award – Chicago Intercom (USA) ; Gold Calf Award – CA (USA) ; Best Documentary – N. Carolina Film Festival (USA) ; Jury Award – IFI Film Festival (Israel) ; Journalist Award – Shanghai Intl TV Festival (China) ; Magnolia Award – Shanghai Intl. TV Festival (China) ; Jury Award – Parnu Intl. Film Festival (Estonia) ; Jury Award – Taiwan Intl. Doc Festival (Taiwan) ;NETPAC Award – Taiwan Intl Doc Festival


Films played in over 100 Intl Film Festivals including :
San Francisco Intl, Santa Barbara Intl., Palm Beach Intl, Houston Intl, Cleveland Intl, Denver Intl,Sedona Intl. Toronto Intl Doc , Munich Intl. Doc , NY Intl Doc , Amnesty Intl, Amsterdam Intl Doc, Hong Kong Intl, Singapore Intl, Shanghai Intl. TV Taiwan Intl Doc,San Fran Jewish, Berlin Jewish, Miami Jewish, Boston Jewish , Jerusalem …


1999-2002 MFA Degree, American Film Institute, directing program.
1993-1997 BA Degree Film Studies, Tel Aviv University, completed with Honors.
1985-1986 Graduates Brookline High school, MA, USA


1987- 1991 Israeli Military - Paratroopers (Red Berets) unit
                 Commando drill sergeant ; Infantry officers course – served as a Lieutenant



2004 (C) Katzir Poductions