Ada Ushpiz is a director, screenwriter, and documentary filmmaker. Ushpiz started out as a journalist and after studying film in London, she began working for the Israeli television broadcasting service where she directed a host of films and news features. After quitting Israeli television, she continued to pursue an independent directing career, specialising in documentaries that focus on a range of injustices in Israeli society.
Her 2001 film, Detained, which she co-directed with Anat Even won multiple awards at the Leipzig DOK Festival and at the Vesoul Asian Film Festival, in addition to earning a Special Mention at the Jerusalem Film Festival. Highlights of her other film credits include Blood Pact (2004) which was showcased at the Munich International Documentary Film Festival and at the Doc Aviv International Documentary Film Festival, Vita Activa: The Spirit of Hannah Arendt (2015), and Children (2020) which was shown both at the Jerusalem Film Festival and at DOK Leipzig.



Directed by Anat Even, Ada Ushpiz, 2001
Rental English subs.

73 min.

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