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Yair Qedar

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Yair Qedar is an Israeli filmmaker, civil-rights activist and cultural critic. His academic background in 20th century Hebrew literature propelled him into his life’s work: The Hebrews— a trans media project on the Hebrew literary canon, centered around filmic portraits of the great Hebrew writers.

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2014

The 5 Houses of Lea Goldberg
Sunday, 2 March 2014

Israeli filmmaker Yair Qedar comes to Jewish Book Week for the UK premiere of two documentaries, The Five Houses of Lea Goldberg (2011) and The Seven Tapes (2012). The films are dedicated to the work and lives of two of Israel’s best-loved poets, Lea Goldberg and Yona Wallach. Qedar’s lyrical approach matches the magical and innovative use of language that characterised both his subjects. For lovers of film and poetry alike.    

18.30 Part 1 The Five Houses of Lea Goldberg

19.30 Intermission

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Jonathan Safran Foer discussing his novel Here I Am with Hephzibah Anderson at an out-of-festival event.