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Amir Har-Gil

Career Path: Documentary Film Director, Har-Gil Film & Television and Senior Lecturer, Haifa University & Tel Aviv University
Location: Netanya, Israel

I believe in human beings and their ability to change; I am committed to Hillel the Elder's saying "In a place where there are no men, strive to be a man". I believe this has to do with the fact that I was born and raised in Tel-Aviv to parents who managed to escape from Germany and from Poland but whose families perished in the Holocaust. I am a documentary film director and Senior Lecturer at the Netanya Academic College at Haifa University and at Tel Aviv University. My documentary films deal with a variety of Israeli social and human issues and have been well received worldwide, gaining many accolades.

What are you doing now?Amir Har-Gil

I am currently directing a documentary film and working as a Senior Lecturer at Haifa University and Tel Aviv University.

What was it about Northumbria that made you decide to study here?

The University came highly recommended to me by a friend.

What was it like studying at Northumbria?

It was hard work but I mostly carried this out in the great library on the City Campus.

How did studying at Northumbria help you achieve your career goals/ give your career an edge?

Without my PhD I will never had the opportunities that are now available to me including to work as a Senior Lecturer at a university.

What did you enjoy most about your time at Northumbria University?

The great facilities of the University's library and learning from my Director of Studies, Roger Powell - he was really great!

What advice would you give somebody who is thinking of studying at Northumbria?

Go for it!

How would you describe your time at Northumbria in three words?

Happy, illuminating and wet.

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