Laura Bialis

Film director


Who is Laura Bialis?

Laura Bialis is an American born Israeli filmmaker. She grew up in Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, California and is a graduate of San Marcos High School and Stanford University. She holds an MFA from the University of Southern California USC School of Cinematic Arts in Film Production.

Her documentaries include: Tak for Alt - Survival of a Human Spirit, about Holocaust survivor turned civil rights activist Judith Meisel, which Bialis produced and co-directed with Broderick Fox and Sarah Levy, View from the Bridge: Stories from Kosovo, co-directed with John Ealer, and Refusenik.[

In 2003, Bialis founded the Foundation for Documentary Projects, a non-profit organization with the mission of creating documentaries and accompanying curricula about important historical and social issues. In 2007 Bialis left California for Israel, or made aliyah, and is currently living in Sderot, Israel and making a film that "follows the situation there through the eyes of young musicians who are living under the daily threat of Qassams."

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on July 23, 2013


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