Zohar Wagner

Ms. Zohar Wagner is a Documentary filmmaker. As the founder of "Zohar Wagner Films," she directed and produced five feature documentary films that were aired on Israeli television, presented in cinema theaters, and won prizes in film festivals worldwide. Her Film "Stretch Marks", 2008, (premiered at "Visions Du Reel") was a huge hit and had over 7 million views on YouTube.

In her works, Ms. Wagner explores femininity, body image, the balance of power between men and women, as well as the relations between weakened women in local middle eastern societies and powerful men. Ms. Wagner's films also promote better communication between Israelis and Arab minorities in Israel and between Jews and Arabs in the middle east.

As a Hebrew and Arabic speaker, Ms. Wagner founded in 2015 in Jaffa, a film program for Arab youngsters, "Jaffa Cinema," teaching them documentary filmmaking and journalism, hoping to enhance their awareness for social activism. "Jaffa Cinema" has produced five short documentary films.

Ms. Zohar Wagner was born in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1970. She has graduated NYU, majored in Philosophy, and got a second B.A degree at The Steve Tisch School of film and Televising at Tel Aviv University.