Missing Silver


On the morning of October 7th, renowned peace activist Vivian Silver was presumed abducted from her kibbutz near Gaza by Hamas. As Israel launches a devastating attack on the Gaza Strip, Vivian’s son, and beloved Jewish and Palestinian friends, struggle to hold onto Silver’s vision and hope for peace.

Phase of Support: Production

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Hilla Medalia

Hilla Medalia - Director, Producer

Hilla Medalia is a Peabody Award-winning director, producer, and writer, and has received four Emmy award nominations. Her projects have garnered critical acclaim and screened internationally in theaters and on platforms including HBO, MTV, PBS, BBC and ARTE. Her work including: Mourning in Lod 2023 (MTV Documentaries, DocAviv) Innocence 2022 (Venice International Film Festival), H2: The Occupation Lab 2022 (Hotdocs, Fipa), Love & Stuff 2020 (HotDocs, DOCNYC), Leftover Women 2019 (Tribeca, ARTE), The Oslo Diaries 2018 (Sundance, HBO, ARTE), Muhi 2017 (IDFA, HotDocs), Censored Voices, 2015 (Sundance, Berlinale), The Go Go Boys 2014 (Cannes), Web Junkie 2014 (Sundance, POV, BBC), Dancing in Jaffa 2013 (Tribeca, IFC) and more. Hilla is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the PGA. She holds an M.A. from Southern Illinois University.

Ina Fichman

Ina Fichman - Producer

Ina Fichman is an Oscar, BAFTA, Emmy-nominated and Peabody award-winning producer. Ina has been producing high profile documentary and fiction films, and interactive projects for close to 30 years. Many of her creative documentaries have been released in theaters in Canada and abroad and have played at festivals including Sundance, Berlin, Hot Docs, Locarno, Karlovy Vary, RIDM, CPH:DOX, Venice, SXSW, Tribeca, TIFF and others. Ina recently produced the acclaimed documentary Fire of Love, which had its world premiere at Sundance 2022 where it was sold to National Geographic Documentary Films. Other films includeThe Bones, 7 Beats Per Minute, Stray, The Gig Is Up, Once Upon A Sea, Blue Box, The Oslo Diaries, Inside Lehman Brothers, Gift and Laila At the Bridge. Award-winning productions also include Amer Shomali’s The Wanted 18, Monsoon and Vita Activa: The Spirit of Hannah Arendt. Ina is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the PGA, and is co-president of the board of the IDA.

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