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interviews-with-micha

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Micha’s Parliament

This was the official meeting spot for “Micha’s parliament” which was established on the day that Benjamin Netanyahu was first elected as prime minister. The reason for its creation was to enjoy a bit of respite from the storm outside – a reality that has sadly proved to be true. Members of this parliament were veteran Jerusalem residents like Micha himself. They were member of youth movements and all in a similar age group. They sat in many Jerusalem establishments, from the fanciest restaurants to those in the shuk, the Old City, for over 20 years. They finally chose Link as their permanent base for its openness and welcoming atmosphere. Members of this parliament included: Rafi Israeli, Petzamatz-Uzi Raveh, Binyum – Benjamin Gedalyahu, Jozek-Uzi Alon, Kotzka –Danny Rubenstein, Tzicko – Moshe Gur, Tzepel – Isaac Yeshurun, Mike Levine, Peleg Radai, Solomon – Shlomo Abulafiya, Prof. Hanoch Gutfreund, Prof. Avishai Margalit, Yoram Kaplan, Dr. Danny Gil. Their conversations consisted of “lofty topics” which were dwarfed by their memories and fables, anecdotes and secrets. They mostly talked about their youth movements, basic training, and the days when they were just dating and about problems and squabbles. During this long period, members of the group would not miss even one meeting – sometimes even putting off meeting, postponing travel abroad. Micha would appear late and on cue with a “royal entrance” and a fresh story from that day. He was also in charge of inviting guests, which included everyone from presidents to cab drives – everyone was an equal. Everyone would look forward to stories from Micha and from Kotzka. The Parliament is still meeting – and will continue to meet. They held a big event in honor of Micha’s shloshim.

2010-2016

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A Sharper Image – Micha Shagrir

IBA Channel One / 27 min.
Presented by: Dror Keren
Produced by: Alona Sharet

The weekly film magazine show honors filmmaker Micha Shagrir after his recent death. Shagrir was among the pillars of Israeli cinema. He produced and directed numerous films over a period of 50 years. In this show, Dror Keren meets Micha’s son Hagai, Ruth Diskin the director of the Shagrir Collection archive, Shagrir’s close collaborator Meni Elias, his partner in the series “Where Are They Today” Gil Mezuman and filmmaker Boris Maftsir who is working on a documentary about Micha Shagrir. The show incorporates a number of clips from Micha’s own films including “Diary of an Egyptian Solider”, “Apollonia”, “Just Like the Queen of Israel” and “Bischofstrasse”, along with interviews with Micha himself.

 

2010-2016

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Touching the Spirit-Micha Shagrir

IBA Channel One/ 28 min.
Editor: Yoav Ginai
Producer: Mira Weiss

A long-time employee of Israel Channel One, filmmaker and producer Micha Shagrir is interviewed here by Yoav Ginai in a conversation that takes place in Micha’s home in Abu Tor. Among the leading Israeli filmmakers, Shagrir was involved with numerous productions including “The Scouting Patrol”, “Ammunition Hill”, and “Avanti Popolo”. He talks about the early days of Israeli cinema, his beginnings at the new Israeli Broadcasting Authority, and about his longstanding relationship with young filmmakers whom he helped groom. He talks about his late wife, Aliza, who was killed in a terrorist attack in Paris in 1980, life without her, and the decision that he and his sons took to create a film fund in her name to encourage young filmmakers. The show also features Micha’s old friend Shlomo Abulafia.

2010-2016, interviews-with-micha

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