About the Director
Dr. Erez Pery is a scholar, film curator and a filmmaker. He is a senior lecturer in The school of Audio and Visual Arts at Sapir College in Israel. In the last 10 years he engaged artistically and academically with the topics of Memory, History and Trauma within the broad Jewish context. In his doctoral dissertation: Cinema and Extermination- The Cinematic Logic of the Nazi Death Camp and its Influence on the Modern Post-War Cinema, Pery examined the aesthetical and moral origins of the modern post-war documentary cinema as a radical reaction to the cinematic images of the Nazi death camps. For the last 12 years Pery served as the Artistic Director of the Cinema South International Film Festival. Under his artistic direction the festival highlighted Latin American, Asian and African contemporary cinema. The idea was to expose the Israeli audience to radical aesthetics and narratives from non-Western film industries that were unknown before.