Israeli documentary filmmaker Yair Qedar will be in conversation with Indian film critic Murtaza Ali Khan on January 19

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Israeli documentary filmmaker, social activist and former journalist Yair Qedar is all set to visit India from January 18, 2023.

On this occasion, the Embassy of Israel in India is collaborating with India Habitat Centre for the screening of his work ‘The Seven Tapes of Yona Wallach’ in Delhi, as part of both countries celebrating 30 years of full diplomatic relations.

Known for chronicling the lives of Jewish and Israeli figures of the modern Hebrew literary canon, Qedar’s 19 feature-length documentaries have all premiered at film festivals and have won the director over 20 prizes. In addition to his work as a documentary filmmaker, Qedar is a prominent member of the Israeli LGBTQ community. He founded the country’s first gay newspaper HaZman HaVarod (Pink Time), where he served as editor.

During the visit, Qedar will be showcasing his celebrated film – ‘The Seven Tapes of Yona Wallach,’ which won the Best Film award at the 2012 Jerusalem Film Festival, at Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre at 7 PM on January 19th 2023. A talk with Qedar and Indian film critic Murtaza Ali Khan will follow the screening.

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