Avi Mograbi

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Avi Mograbi (* 1956 in Tel Aviv , Hebrew אבי מוגרבי) is an Israeli documentary filmmaker . His films are often experimental in form and take a critical look at Israel's policy towards the Palestinians .


Mograbi studied philosophy at Tel Aviv University from 1979 to 1982 and art at Ramat Hasharon Art School. After completing his studies, he worked as a director and production assistant before directing his first own film in 1989.

His film Avenge But One of My Two Eyes premiered at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival .

In 2009 Mograbi received the Konrad Wolf Prize of the Berlin Academy of the Arts , endowed with 5,000 euros , which honored him as a “committed contemporary witness of the conflicts in the Middle East”.

Filmography (selection)

  • 1989: Deportation (short film)
  • 1994: The Reconstruction
  • 1997: How I Learned to Overcome My Fear and Love Arik Sharon
  • 1999: Happy Birthday, Mr. Mograbi
  • 2002: August: A Moment Before the Eruption
  • 2002: Wait it's the soldiers, I have to hang up now (short film)
  • 2004: Detail (short film)
  • 2005: Avenge But One of My Two Eyes
  • 2008: Z32
  • 2012: Once I Entered a Garden
  • 2016: Between Fences (OT: Bein gderot)

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