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Oscar winner: “This is completely an Israeli win”

Israeli Director Guy Nattiv and producer wife Jaime Ray Newman win the Academy Award for Live Action Short Film with ‘Skin,’ a film on teaching kids about racism.

By Arutz Sheva Staff


Director Guy Nattiv, who has won an Oscar last night for best live action short film, ‘Skin’. In an interview with Army Radio on Monday he said, “This is completely an Israeli win”.

“All the brains behind ‘Skin’ are Israelis, and my entire work stems from where I grew up,” Nattiv explained.

Israeli Director Guy Nattiv (center), here with his wife, Producer Jamie Ray Newman, won the Oscar last night for best Live Action Short Film, ‘Skin’.

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Neither pro-Palestinian documentaries merited an Oscar

Both of Israel’s Leftist films, “5 Broken Cameras” & “The Gate Keepers” lose Best Documentary Oscar to Malik Bendejelloul’s “Searching for Sugar Man”

Neither of the two Oscar-nominated documentary films from Israel won an Academy Award in Sunday evening’s ceremony.

People look at an Oscar statue during preparations for the 85th Academy Awards

People look at an Oscar statue during preparations for the 85th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California February 23, 2013. – Photo by Reuters

“Searching for Sugar Man” directed by Malik Bendjelloul won out against Israeli film, “The Gatekeepers”, directed by Dror Moreh, and the Israeli/Palestinian offering, “5 Broken Cameras”, directed by Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi in the category of Best Documentary. Continue Reading »

History made: 2 Israeli films up for best documentary Oscar

Both, Dror Moreh’s “The Gatekeepers” & “5 Broken Cameras,” directed by Emad Burnat & Guy Davidi are nominated for Academy Awards.



Two Israeli films were nominated for the 85th Academy Awards’ Best Documentary Feature category on Thursday, The Gatekeepers and 5 Broken Cameras.


Dror Moreh’s The Gatekeepers, which features interviews with all six living former chiefs of the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency).

The film features interviews with Yuval Diskin, Avi Dichter, Ami Ayalon, Ya’acov Peri, Carmi Gillon and Avraham Shalom.

The interviews are interspersed with newsreel and archival footage and computer-enhanced imagery.

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