We are pleased to have in attendance the film maker and one of the lead roads to conduct a Q & A and play a little music following Rock in the Red Zone. The event begins at 3:00 p.m. with an Israeli snack reception followed by the film at 4:00 p.m. The date is Sunday, March 5 at the Golden Bough Playhouse in Carmel.
Laura Bialis, award-winning documentary filmmaker’s latest film, ROCK IN THE RED ZONE, is an exploration into the lives of musicians creating in a conflict zone. REFUSENIK, is her critically-acclaimed documentary about the international human rights campaign to free Soviet Jewry. TAK FOR ALT – Survival of a Human Spirit, is the story of Holocaust survivor turned civil rights activist and was honored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as “one of the outstanding films of 1999.” Laura holds a B.A. in History from Stanford University, and an M.F.A. in Production from the USC School of Cinema-Television.
Avi Vaknin, singer, composer, writer and music producer released his debut album Square of the Lost in the summer of 2008. Music critic Amos Oren wrote: “Vaknin has a unique voice that sounds rough and angelic, with fragile vocals and delightful melodies.” Avi produced The Record Project (2001) and The Hope Project (2007). From 2009 through 2012 he collaborated with Israeli music legend Shlomo Artzi on his album Happiness Express. Vaknin has composed several successful film scores for directors Robby Elmaliah and Ronen Amar. His score for Raash Masach by Inbal Sagi, won Best Score at Israel’s Cinema South Festival. In 2014 Vaknin opened Oznia Studios, a music production and recording studio in Tel Aviv.