Ever Shot Anyone?
Israel | 1996 | 57 minutes | Color | DVD | Subtitled | Order No. 99481
"...a woman director, a feminist, went to join Israeli soldiers...with serious, heavy questions. She came back with a funny, thought-provoking film."
"...reveals a language usually hidden from women,...yet so enchanting to the men trapped by it."
SCREENING HIGHLIGHTS AND AWARDS
- Hong Kong International Film Festival
- Israeli Film Festival, New York
- International Public Television Conference (INPUT '96)
Michal Aviad was born in Jerusalem to an Italian-born mother and a Hungarian-born father. After finishing high school, she studied literature philosophy and cinema. During the 1980s she lived in San Francisco where she started making films and became a mother. Since returning to Israel in 1991, she has continued to write, direct and produce award-winning documentary films.
Her films include: ACTING OUR AGE (1987, USA), THE WOMEN NEXT DOOR (1992, Israel), EVER SHOT ANYONE? (1995, Israel), JENNY & JENNY (1997, Israel), RAMLEH (2001, Israel), FOR MY CHILDREN (2002, Israel) Aviad’s films examine the complex relationships between women’s issues and the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, militarism, and ethnicity. Aviad has been working on co-writing and directing INVISIBLE since 2006. It is her first feature length fiction film.
She is a faculty member at Tel Aviv University’s Department of Film and Television. Aviad shares her life with her two children and her boyfriend, in unbearably sunny Tel Aviv. (8/14)