Documentary film director and producer Barak Heymann sits at his office desk, focused on the computer screen in front of him, elevator music playing from a phone set to speaker nearby. “I’ve been on hold for half an hour waiting to yell at the phone company,” he explains. Other items on his to-do list this Tuesday morning include collecting information on Jewish film festivals around the world, cementing details of a private screening of his film Forever Scared about Israeli-Arab writer Sayed Kashua, and contacting famed local singer Daniela Spektor to sing background vocals for his latest television series on divorce. “She just has a nice voice,” he says.Heymann’s company, Heymann Brothers Films – which he runs with his brother, Tomer – has been producing and creating documentary films and television series since 2003. Their subject matter covers the colorful array of personalities and communities in Israel from the first integrated Arab-Jewish school to beauty competitions to their own family history. Their films are regularly shown in large theaters and private screenings throughout the country (“we do a lot of private screening, after which discussions are held with one of us as the director or producer of the film”) and in film festivals around the world.Heymann recently came back from a trip to China, where his film The Lone Samaritan, about a dying religion and one family’s struggle with excommunication from its community, won an award at the Shanghai TV Festival.