Elie Wiesel: Soul on Fire

Director and Producer Oren Rudavsky
Elie Wiesel: Soul on Fire


With unique access to Elie Wiesel’s family and his personal archives, Elie Wiesel: Soul on Fire (working title) explores the known and unknown Elie Wiesel through his private and public life: his passions, his conflicts, and his legacy.

Phase of Support: Production

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Oren Rudavsky

Oren Rudavsky - Director, Producer

Oren is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, and several NEH and NEA grants. Rudavsky recently directed the American Masters documentary: Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People, nominated for an Emmy as part of the American Masters series as well as a Critics Choice Award. His film A Life Apart: Hasidism in America was short-listed for the Academy Awards and broadcast on PBS, and his film Hiding and Seeking was nominated for an Independent Spirit award and was chosen for the PBS POV series. Oren co-wrote and directed The Treatment, his fiction feature starring Chris Eigeman, Ian Holm and Famke Janssen. The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival where it was awarded Best Film, Made in New York. Other work by Rudavsky includes Colliding Dreams, Witness Theater, Time for School, And Baby Makes Two, Spark Among the Ashes, At the Crossroads, Theater of the Palms, Dreams So Real and A Film About My Home.

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