Ambassador of film

Film distributor Ruth Diskin selects local films that she believes will engage an international audience and promotes them abroad

June 12, 2013 12:20
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The starting point for Ruth Diskin’s career as a film distributor came some 18 months after the Knesset passed the Israel Cinema Law in 1999. This law secured for the first time significant funding for local film and TV productions and led to a boom in the industry.

“Suddenly there were all kinds of exciting films being made here that told personal stories often in very daring ways,” Diskin tells The Jerusalem Report, citing early trailblazers such as “Late Marriage,” Dover Kosashvili’s intense film about life in the Georgian community, and “Campfire,” Joseph Cedar’s insider-look at social traumas in the Orthodox Jewish community.


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