Asher Tlalim (1950-2022) was a director, editor, and film lecturer. In 1994, he wrote, directed, and edited the documentary, Don’t Touch my Holocaust, which followed Dudi Maayan’s actors company throughout the course of the stage production, Arbeit Macht Frei, at the Acco Festival of Alternative Israeli Theatre. The film won an Ophir Prize for Best Documentary.
Tlalim also directed numerous episodes of TV documentary series Pillar of Fire and T’Kuma (‘revival’). In addition, he directed several Israeli children’s direct-to-DVD releases including Dig Dig Dug (‘tickle tickle tickle’), and I Feel like a Party (‘ba li mesiba li’) (1995). Highlights of his directorial credits include Jerusalem 24.4.74 (1976), Valley of Tears (1981) which he co-directed with Haim Gil, Time of the Camel (1991), Hitchhikers (1998), Exile (2003), which was shown at the Berlin International Film Festival and many others, and Without a Home (2010).
Highlights of his editing credits include Transit (Daniel Wachsmann, 1980; co-editor: Levi Zini), and Shell Shock (Yoel Sharon, 1988; co-editor: Zohar M. Sela). Tlalim also edited the stop motion animated series, Foxy Fables (Rony Oren, 1986).
As a lecturer, Tlalim taught and mentored generations of film students at a range of academic institutions, including Tel Aviv University’s Department of Film and Television Studies, the Sam Spiegel Film and Television School, the Maaleh Film School, the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, and many others. Tlalim lived in London between 1998 – 2001 where he taught at the prestigious National Film and Television School (NFTS).


Jerusalem 24/4/74

Directed by Asher Tlalim, 1974
ירושלים 22.4.74

42 min.

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