IN THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR SITS A WOMAN (2020)
Smadar Zamir/Israel/61 minutes/Documentary
26 women who directed narrative feature films in Israel are sharing their own personal experience of sitting in the Director’s Chair. From Ellida Geyra – Israel’s first female fiction filmmaker, to present-day female directors – they echo each other, clash and come apart, only to reconnect again. Their stories create a diverse and cinematic patchwork quilt of female directors, providing us with a multifaceted reflection of any woman who wishes for her story to be heard.
Smadar Zamir is a filmmaker, activist and lecturer. She has a BA in film studies from the department of Cinema and TV Arts in Sapir College, and an MA in Gender Studies from Bar Ilan University. Her Final Project Film- short fiction film- BETWEEN THE LINES aired on Channel2/Israel and travelled the film festival circuit. In The Director's Chair Sits a Woman is her debut film.
36th Haifa International Film Festival, Israel
Cinema South International Film festival