Israeli filmmaker and video artist Avi Mograbi studied art and philosophy in Tel Aviv, where he lives today. His own filmmaking began in 1989. Since 1999 he teaches documentary and experimental filmmaking at the University of Tel Aviv, and at Jerusalem’s Sam Spiegel Film and Television School and art academy. A foremost Israeli documentarist, committed eyewitness of the Middle East conflict, and experimentalist, he is an avid reformist of cinematic language. He is also actively involved in ‘Breaking the Silence’, an organization of ex-soldiers dedicated to collecting testimonies about their service.
His films have appeared at festivals worldwide. Z32 (2008) received the Excellence Award at Yamagata Film Festival. Avenge But One of My Blue Eyes (2005) was screened at the Cannes Film Festival and received the Amnesty Award as well as special mention at the Rotterdam Film Festival. His latest film is Once I Entered a Garden (99', Israel, France, Switzerland, 2012)
Published in: HomeAvi Mograbi making sure we don’t see something that isn’t there
The motivation becomes artistic. You want to tell a story like a good storyteller and then you become political...
Published in: HomeOnce I Entered a Garden: a foretaste of the 2014 Open City Docs documentary film festival, with Israeli filmmaker, Avi Mograbi
openDemocracy welcomes a new cooperation with Open City Docs Fest, which is showing Avi Mograbi's latest film, Once...