CANADIAN DELEGATION OF PRODUCERS
CoPro 13: The Israel Documentary Screen Market MAY 23-30, 2011
CoPro Documentary Marketing Foundation, in co-operation with Hot Docs and The Toronto Documentary Forum.
Birth of a Nation
Directed by: Stuart Clarfield
Produced by: Stuart Clarfield
Birth of a Nation will explore the range of ”nations” that live in hearts of Israelis, Palestinians, Canadians and people around the world that hold strong love and attachment for the people of Israel, Palestine and their shared religion.
Duration: 88 min.
Directed by: Ari Cohen
Produced by: Are Cohen
Who doesn’t love a falafel? Imagine an experience so universal it has the power to warm a debate about politics and religion and create harmony amongst complete strangers. But can one man use a highly beloved food to solve the age-old conflicts in the Middle East? From the depths of the Holy Land, Falafelism, Give Peace a Change! is a wild adventure that takes Moroccan born filmmaker, Ari A. Cohen to the far reaches of pita heaven to examine the true depth of the falafel sandwich, and its role as a doorway to the higher quest for human co-existence. The result is a poignant and irresistibly portrait of cultural identity, tolerance, and the power of comfort food in a globalized world.
Rachel (Murder of the Soul)
Directed by: Eve Kinizo
Produced by: Eve Kinizo
In a brave move and against all odds, Rachel decides to fight the Israeli army for the damages she suffered after a tragic rape she went through in one of the most high profile army bases in Israel.
The Green Bottles
Directed by: Anne Pick, Bill Spahic
Produced by: Anne Pick, Bill Spahic
A gripping story of 20,000 Jews who escaped the Holocaust in Shanghai told through the journey of one family.
The Wandering Muse
Directed by: Tamas Wormser
Produced by: Tamas Wormser
The Wondering Muse is a multi-platform project that explores the vibrant array of musical interpretations of Jewish identity of the Diaspora.
Directed by: Alon Koll
Produced by: Julia Morgan
Transfixed tell the story of an unconventional romance. Martine Stonehouse and John Gelmon are engaged and living with each other – and both living with Asperger Syndrome. Martine is a transsexual preparing for surgery.
But before they can fulfill their dream of marriage, they will have to overcome Martine’s battle to lose weight, John’s stubborn-mindedness, medical complications, financial woes, and a care to pull off the ultimate wedding – one a simultaneously celebrates and smashes down convention, one that is as unique and compelling as they are.
CoPro 13 is working with Hot Docs to organize a comparable Israeli delegation to attend Hot Docs 2012.
CoPro and Hot Docs share a strong belief that such an exchange of delegations will boost Israeli-Canadian co-productions and reinforce the benefits of the Co-Production Treaty between our two countries.
This initiative has been launched by Orna Yarmut, Head of CoPro. The Canadian delegation will be led by Pat Ferns, (a co-developer of CoPro and moderator since its inception) and Ina Fichman, CEO, Intuitive Pictures. CoPro 13 will feature a Focus on Canada including a Tribute to Jean Pelletier, CBC/Radio Canada. The Canadian delegation will include producers, Canadian broadcasters and funding agencies.
May 24 - a day trip to Jerusalem.
May 25 – a presentation on the Israeli documentary industry; pitching Canadian projects to Israeli producers, broadcasters and film foundations; private meetings, plus workshops from the Co-Productions Market.
May 26-27 - pitching Israeli projects to international broadcasters; plus private meetings.