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Haim Bresheeth

Professor Haim Bresheeth is a filmmaker, photographer and a film studies scholar, at University of East London since early 2002. His books include the best-selling Introduction to the Holocaust (with Stuart Hood, 2 reprints since 1997). The first version was titled Holocaust for Beginners (1993) and was reprinted a number of times; This title was also published in Turkish and Croatian translations, and is being translated into other languages. His edited volumes include The Gulf War and the New World Order (with Nira Yuval-Davis) published in 1992 by Zed Books, Cinema and Memory: Dangerous Liaisons (2004), and a special double-issue of Third Text, (September, 2006), on Palestinian and Israeli art, photography, architecture and cinema (co-edited with Haifa Hammami). He has been on the Editorial Board of the Journal Khamsin for many years until its demise in 1991, and has published widely in Hebrew and English on Palestinian and Israeli film, and is currently working on the representation of the other and stranger in European film. His films include the widely-shown STATE OF DANGER (1989, BBC2) - a documentary on the first Palestinian Intifada. He has also written many newspaper articles in Hebrew, mainly published in the Israeli Ha'aretz broadsheet, as well as English language articles, mainly published by the Cairo-based Al-Ahram Weekly. He is Director of a new University of East London research centre - Matrix East Research Lab - concentrating on the Digital Arts and Cybercultures. Before UEL, Prof. Bresheeth was Dean of the School of Media, Film and Cultural Studies, at Sapir College, Israel. (07/12)


A State of Danger
A film by Haim Bresheeth and Jenny Morgan, 1989, 28 min., Color

Shot in Israel and the Occupied Territories, this extraordinary documentary offers a unique, vital perspective on the Intifada seldom seen in U.S. mai...



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