Eyal Sivan
(Israel)

Born in 1964 in Haifa Israel and grow up in Jerusalem.

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. He 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. In the last years Sivan was Reader (associate professor) in media production at the school of Arts and Digital Industries (ADI), at the University of East London (UEL) were he was co-leading the MA program in Film, video and new media. presently Sivan in an Honorary Fellow at Univerty of Exeter UK, he is teaching at the Master in Film at the Netherlands Film Academy in Amsterdam and he is member of the editorial board of the Paris based publishing house La Fabrique Editions.

Films
Filmography
Aqabat-Jaber, Passing Through
1987
Izkor, Slaves Of Memory
1990
Israland
1991
Itgaber, He Will Overcome
1993
Jerusalem(s), Borderline Syndrome
1994
Aqabat-Jaber, Peace with no Return?
1995
Itsembatsemba, Rwanda one Genocide later
1996
Burundi, Under Terror
1997
The Specialist, Portrait Of a Modern Criminal
1999
On the Top of the Descent
2001
Route 181, Fragments of a Journey in Palestine-Israel
2003
I Love You All
2004
Faces of the Fallen
2005
Citizens K, The Twin Brothers
2007
Jaffa, The Orange's Clockwork
2009
Common State, Potential Conversation
2012

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