Ramy A. Katz was born in Jerusalem, 1976. Graduated from the Steve Tisch School of Film & Television, Tel Aviv University 2004 .His student film Alaska, fiction 16mm, Ferrand Claremont Film Festival official selection was broadcasted on national TV. His award winning documentary film “Free Flow”, 2011, had participated in human rights film festival around the world, broadcasted on CH2,Ch10,HOT VOD. “Cause Of Death” is his second documentary
Hani Furstenberg is an American, Israeli actress who has starred in numerous films, TV series and theatre productions in both countries. She received the Israeli Academy Award for best supporting actress in Joseph Cedar’s CAMPFIRE and the Israeli Tony award for best supporting actress in Joshua Sobol’s GHETTO. She made her Broadway debut 4 years ago as Frauline Kost alongside Alan Cumming in CABARET. Her off-Broadway credits include the leading role in Adam Rapp’s premiere of THROUGH THE YELLOW HOUR and Lucy Thurber’s STAY. Hani starred opposite Gael Garcia Bernal in THE LONELIEST PLANET and opposite David Oyelowo in FIVE NIGHTS IN MAINE. She just wrapped shooting leads in two Israeli high profile television series, FALSE FLAG (Season 2 on Hulu) and ASYLUM CITY. She portrays the leading character in The Paz Brothers THE GOLEM and Noga Ashkenazi’s SAINT’S REST which were both just recently released. She can also be seen on the new season of the Starz series AMERICAN GODS.
Barak Heymann was born in 1976 in Yedidia Village in the north of Israel. He has been directing and producing documentaries for TV and cinema for more than a decade. Barak’s, and his brother Tomer’s, independent film company, Heymann Brothers Films, has produced over 20 documentaries, and some as international co-productions. Their films have premiered in numerous festivals worldwide, such as Berlinale, IDFA and Hotdocs, where they have won prestigious awards. Barak teaches in several films schools in Israel and is currently engaged in a number of ongoing projects.
Emmanuelle Mayer was born in 1980 in Paris, France. After finishing her BFA in Photography at Bezalel academy of arts and design in Jerusalem, she continued her studies of MFA in Cinema and Television at the Tel Aviv University. Since 2009 She Has filmed over 15 feature length Documentaries as well as documentary television series In Israel, USA, Poland, France, DRC, UK, Italy and Switzerland. The films she has shot have been broadcasted in: POV|PBS, Yes Docu, Israeli Chanel 8, 2, 1 and they have been screened in film festivals: Hot Docs, AFI Docs, IDFA, Docaviv and Jerusalem Film Festival. Emmanuelle Mayer works as a DP mainly in documentary films.
Julien Menanteau holds Master’s degrees in “Film studies” from the University of Montreal and in “Screenwriting, direction, and production” from University Panthéon-Sorbonne Paris I. In 2016, he directed his first short film “Rikishi”, broadcasted on TV5 Monde and BE TV. In 2018, he achieves his first documentary “Samaritan”, produced by Gloria Films and broadcasted on Arte. He is currently developing his first feature film.
Lea Tsemel defends Palestinians: from feminists to fundamentalists, from nonviolent demonstrators to armed militants. As a Jewish-Israeli lawyer who has represented political prisoners for five decades, Tsemel, in her tireless quest for justice, pushes the praxis of a human rights defender to its limits. As far as most Israelis are concerned, she defends the indefensible. As far as Palestinians are concerned, she’s more than an attorney, she’s an ally.
Graduated from Sam Spiegel Film School (1993) & Hadassah College, Jerusalem (1988). Her documentary films earned international acclaim, airing on various international broadcast stations and winning awards.
She has earned the Art of Cinema Prize 2003-4, as well as The Landau Prize 2007-08, for Excellence in Documentary Cinema.