Wings of Change
Directed by Tuvi Arbel
WINNER of WCFF Peace & Cultural Understanding Prize
A documentary about Mr. Birdman AKA Professor Yossi Leshem, a lightly religious, authoritative man with a rugged Israeli charm and the persuasion skills of a salesman. Today, he is the primary defender of Israeli nature and virtually the only ground-breaker in the talks with Palestinians and Jordanians, while negotiations between Israelis and Palestinians are stuck. Prof. Leshem is waging an uncompromising battle for coexistence between the parties with the aid of barn owls as exterminators in the fields. But Prof. Leshem dreams of implementing the project even further in the entire Middle East, enabling the birds of prey to survive instead of becoming extinct while simultaneously bringing together the divided peoples.
- There will be a Dove Release before the film.
- Q&A with invited guests and Udy Epstein, CEO of 7th Art Releasing
For over 18 years, Tuvi has been producing films in Israel for Canadian, American and German television, as well as giving content and production services to crews producing for PBS, ZDF, Arte and CBC.
: Yossi Leshem