Who was Aunt Yedidia? Did a merciful nurse sing soft lullabies in her ears? Unraveling the mystery of the Yemenite Children Affair—when Yemenite Jewish children arriving in 1950s Israel were taken under false pretense and never heard from again–Nurses investigates the fate of one of the missing children: the filmmaker’s aunt Yedidia.

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Israela Shaer Meoded

Israela Shaer Meoded - Director

Israela Shaer Meoded is a filmmaker and lecturer who has directed more than 8 shorts and feature films. Her films were screened at numerous festivals and won citations and prizes worldwide. Her thesis project at the Tel Aviv University engages in the pioneer women directors of Israeli cinema and as part of her study she rediscovered and restored the first feature-length Israeli film directed by a woman, Alida Gera’s Before Tomorrow. She is currently writing her second thesis on “Mizrahi Women’s Political Cinema of the 1970s” in the Department of Culture Studies, Tel Aviv University. Shaer Meoded is a filmmaker and a lecturer at the Bezalel Academy of Arts, and at the Sam Spiegel School of Film and Television, Jerusalem.

Stav Meron Morag

Stav Meron Morag - Producer

Graduated with honors from the Sam Spiegel Film and Television School, Jerusalem. Established her own production company Pardes Films (2015) which operates as s production home for feature and documentary that delves into human dilemmas of everyday life through a cinematic expression that strives to leave a mark. Meron’s debut feature film The Death Of Cinema And My Father Too was part of the official selection in Cannes 2020 and won best picture at the Jerusalem Film Festival. Meron is a graduate of the Berlinale Talents program and a graduate of Marcie Bloom’s lab of Sony Picture Classic, New York. She Lives and breathes cinema and strives to use it to illuminate the complex and diverse aspects of the human soul.

Noa Osheroff

Noa Osheroff - Producer

Noa Osheroff is an Israeli writer, director and a producer based in New York. She’s a graduate of The Steve Tisch School of Film & TV at Tel Aviv University. She worked in companies such as Green Productions in Tel Aviv, and Sony Pictures Classics in New York, and served at the supervising producer of Youth by Tom Shoval (Berlinale, New Directors/New Films 2012), and the short Summer Vacation (Sundance 2013, shortlisted for an Academy Award). Noa was the lead associate producer at Rustic Canyon Pictures and was in charge of the films Fayi Daya by Jessica Beshir (Sundance 2021, short-listed for an Academy Award), and How to Rob Banks For Dummies by Maxim Pozdorovkin, set for release in 2024).

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