EVENT: "Apples and Oranges" Documentary Screening and Conversation with Yoav Brill (March 20-21)

Csaba Nikolenyi Discussion

Please join the Azrieli Institute of Israel Studies on Sunday, March 20, 2022, for a virtual screening of the film, Apples and Oranges. After registering, the film link and password will be sent to you 48 hours before the screening. Note: Password will be valid for 24 hours beginning Sunday.

Following the film screening will be a live discussion via Zoom on Monday, March 21, 2022 at 12:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM IST with the film's director, Yoav Brill.


About the Film
Some 350,000 volunteers came to work in Israel’s Kibbutzim during the second half of the 20th Century. Children of the ‘60s generation found in the Kibbutz everything they dreamed about: sun, communal life, a little sense of danger. The Kibbutzim enjoyed the volunteers’ youthful presence as well as the supply of free labour. Was it a win-win situation? The eventual decline of the volunteers movement is a tale of many conflicts: from politics to religion, cultural clashes and personal heartbreaks. 

Director's Biography & Filmography
Yoav Brill, 40, is an animator, filmmaker and musician, who has created pieces both for exhibitions and for the big screen.

“Ishihara”, his graduation animated film for the Bezalel Academy, won first prize in the Haifa Film Festival (2010). “Hora”, a short animated documentary, won first prize in the Tel Aviv Animation Festival (2014). Both were nominated for an Iris Prize in Cardiff’s LGBT film festival and were screened in over 30 International festivals. His recent short film was presented in 2019 in the Israel Museum in Jerusalem.

Brill took part in animating several Israeli documentaries such as “King Bibi” (Dan Shadur, 2018) and the Emmy winner “Advocate” (Philippe Bellaiche and Rachel Leah Jones, 2019). In 2015 he was chosen to participate in the prestigious ART OMI residency in upstate New York. Currently he is working on a new animation - a dark comedy about a week in the life of a museum guard.