Who is Yair Qedar?
Yair Qedar is an Israeli filmmaker, civil-rights activist and cultural critic. His academic training on 20th century Hebrew literature, propelled him into his life’s work: THE HEBREWS— a trans media project on the Hebrew literary canon, centered around filmic portraits of the great Hebrew writers. His two previous films — THE FIVE HOUSES OF LEA GOLDBERG and THE SEVEN TAPES OF YONA WALLACH—aired on Israeli TV, circulated far and wide in cinematheques, community and cultural centers, earning several prestigious awards. The project, both digital and print, offers a wealth of audiovisual material that simply cannot be found elsewhere. He is also the initiator of various media projects in Israel, in the fields of the conservation of culture, specifically Hebrew literature and language, and in the LGBT community.
⁕His latest film, The Seven Tapes, Israel 2012, about the life of Yona Wallach, is the second film in his documentary project "The Hebrews", which documents the lives and arts of the greatest Hebrew writers. The film was the official selection at the Jerusalem Film Festival in 2012, and winner of best film for 2012 and best soundtrack for 2012 in the Israeli documentary film competition for 2012. The film was supported by the Israeli film service, channel 8 and the Rabinoqitz foundation for the arts.