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  1. Adi Barash, Producer/Director

    Adi Barash is the director, producer, and cinematographer of the award-winning feature documentaries Diamonds and Rust and Garden, as well as Yuri Foreman, the Next Jewish Boxer. Barash is currently filming and co-directing a six-part documentary series called The Healers about five residents at the largest and most prestigious hospital in Israel. Barash is also developing several projects including Dust Ball, a narrative feature about a young Jewish boy's childhood in Harlem of the 1970s.

  2. Ruthie Shatz, Producer/Director

    Ruthie Shatz is the director, producer, and editor of the award-winning feature documentaries Diamonds and Rust, Garden, and Yuri Foreman, the Next Jewish Boxer (producer, editor). She is currently co-directing and producing a six-part documentary series called The Healers about five residents at the largest and most prestigious hospital in Israel. Shatz is in the preproduction stage of shopping a documentary film dealing with the questions of friendship between middle-aged, power-driven women, and has been a consultant for the Israeli International Documentary Coproduction fund for the past 3 years.

  3. Ross Kauffman, Producer

    Ross Kauffman is the director, producer, cinematographer, and co-editor of Born into Brothels, winner of the 2005 Academy Award for Best Documentary. Other projects include award-winning feature documentaries In A Dream (executive producer) and Project Kashmir (cinematographer/consulting producer). Kauffman is currently developing projects including; Penny, a narrative feature about a young Tanzanian house servant; Boy Boy Girl Girl, a comedic narrative feature film about a gay couple eager to become parents, who trying to adopt a newborn baby from a drug-addicted pregnant woman and her abusive lesbian girlfriend; and Wait for Me, a feature-length documentary chronicling the story of a mother's spiritual and emotional search for her son who went missing 23 years earlier while hiking in the mountains of Kashmir, India.