The Embassy of Isarel in India, Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute & Culture Monks are delighted to present the The Rani Blair & Prof. Sami Shalom Chetrit Sessions.
Mr. Rani Blair and Prof. Sami Shalom Chetrit, representatives of Israel’s largest public educational institution, Sapir College, will hold a series of lectures, workshops and presentations .
Theses sessions will be held at the Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute campus and everyone can attend. there are no charges.
Please call 8697919308 to register.
Workshop of Film Direction conducted by Mr. Rani Blair
Dates : August 9 & 10, 2018
Time : 12 pm – 2 : 30 pm
Screening of student films from Israel & presentation
Date : August 9, 2018
Time : 3 pm – 6 pm
Screening of Shattered Rhymes: the Life and poetry of Erez Bitton
Written & Directed by Sami Shalom Chetrit
Followed by a talk & Q & A with Prof . Sami Shalom Chetrit
Date : August 10, 2018
Time : 3 pm – 6 pm.
The film is a cinematic portrait of Jewish-Moroccan Israeli-based renowned poet Erez Bitton, and of his acclaimed poetry. A successor of the legacies of North-African poetizing and a pioneering predecessor of Mizrahi poetry in Israel, Bitton travels through the important landmarks of his, his family’s, and his generation’s, lived histories, shares from his experiences as a blind person, and reads from his musical, critical, multifaceted poetry.
More about Sapir College, Mr. Rani Blair and Prof. Sami Shalom Chetrit
Pursuing an academic course in the arts of sound and screen from Sapir College offers a range of specialization tracks: film, TV, animation, film composition and soundtrack, screenwriting, and film engineering.
About Mr. Rani Blair: He is an Israeli television director and scriptwriter. He was born in Israel in 1962. In his professional career, he has directed several drama series and worked as a screenwriter for two full-length feature films. He has won Israeli Film and TV Academy awards for Best Drama series ‘Weekly Portion’ and ‘Sabbath and Holidays’. Currently, he is serving as a senior lecturer and head of the BA degree program in School of Audio and Visual arts at Sapir College.
About Prof. Sami Shalom Chetrit: He is a teacher, poet, writer and filmmaker. He was born in Morocco, raised in Israel and have lived there since. He also lived in New York City for many years where he studied (Columbia university) and taught at CUNY. He has been writing and publishing poetry for thirty years. Chetrit was a leading social activist in Israel for many years. He was among the founders of the alternative school Kedma in the southern neighborhood HaTikva in Tel Aviv. Chetrit has also produced and directed three documentary films.
Their visit is part of the Cultural Exchange Programme between India and Israel, which solidifies friendship between the peoples of both countries.

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