In a small Polish town where Jews were murdered after World War II, an aging eyewitness risks imprisonment to search for the Jewish boy she loved 73 years ago. Bringing the past to life with evocative animation, Among Neighbors depicts a quest against war, hate, and time itself.
Yoav Potash - Director, Producer
Yoav Potash is an award-winning writer, director, and producer. He produced and directed the Sundance premiere documentary Crime After Crime, a New York Times Critics’ Pick and winner of 25 honors, including a Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, the National Board of Review Freedom of Expression Award, and six audience awards. The documentary had a national primetime broadcast on the Oprah Winfrey Network, then streamed on Netflix for two years and is now available on Amazon Prime. The film and its engagement campaign helped change domestic violence law in multiple US states, including New York, New Jersey, Illinois, and California. Yoav also directed the San Francisco IndieFest Jury Prize-winning documentary Food Stamped, which was nationally broadcast on Pivot, Participant Media’s cable/satellite network. Yoav is an alumnus of UC Berkeley, where he received the university’s top prize in creative writing. He is also currently producing and directing Diary from the Ashes, an NEH-funded film about the diary of Rywka Lipszyc, an imaginative teenage girl whose handwritten notebook was only discovered in recent years.