Eyal Sivan

Eyal Sivan is a documentary film maker and theoretician.

Born in 1964 in Haifa Israel and grow up in Jerusalem. Currently Eyal Sivan is Reader (associate professor) in media production and co-leading the MA program in Film, video and new media at the school of Humanities and social sciences, at the University of East London (UEL).

After exercising as a professional photographer in Tel-Aviv, he leaves Israel in 1985 and settled in Paris. Since he is sharing is time between Europe and Israel.

Known for his controversial films, Sivan directed more than 10 worldwide awarded political documentaries and produced many others. His cinematographic body of work was shown and awarded various prizes in prestigious festivals. Beside worldwide theatrical releases and TV broadcasts, Sivan's films are regularly exhibit in major art shows around the world.

He publishes and lectures on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, documentary filmmaking and ethics, political crimes and representation, political use of memory, genocide and representation, etc.

Sivan is the founder and artistic director of the Paris based documentary films production company momento! and the film distribution agency Scalpel. He is the founder and Chief Editor of South Cinema Notebooks - a journal of cinema and political critic edited by the Sapir academic college in Israel where he lectures regularly.

He is member of the editorial board of the Paris based publishing house La Fabrique, as well as of the French social and political studies journal De l'Autre Côté.

Turner Prize 2010

Documentary, 88 minutes, color, video.

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