Cornell University

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The Making of "Shtisel"

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm

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Award-winning writer and director, Yehonatan Indursky is a graduate of the elite ultra-Orthodox Ponevezh Yeshiva, and later a top alum of the Jerusalem Sam Spiegel Film School. 

He wrote and created, with Ori Elon, the esteemed drama series Shtisel, which won 17 Israeli Academy of Television awards. The series is currently an international hit on Netflix.

His full-length documentary Ponevezh Time, competed at the was nominated for Best Documentary Film at the Israeli Academy Awards. Driver (2018), his first full-length film, won the Israeli Critics Award. Indursky wrote and directed the series Autonomies, which received rave reviews and won Reflet d'Or for "Best International Television Series" in Geneva International Film Festival.

In Shtisel a Haredi family living in an ultra-Orthodox neighborhood of Jerusalem reckons with love, loss and the doldrums of daily life.

Sponsored by the Binghamton Univeristy Department of Judaic Studies and with generous support of the Hope and Eli Hurowitz Fund.

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