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Director / artist Eva Lanska unveils powerful documentary in support of Meir Panim at a special charity event in London

On June 20, director / artist Eva Lanska premiered a powerful documentary short film created in support of MANNA, the UK branch of Meir Panim, Israel’s largest assistance network for the needy, at a gala fundraising event. held in London. The event raised € 300,000 for the charity that helps feed children, families and Holocaust survivors in Israel.

Lanska joined Israeli VIPs and celebrities in support of the prominent organization, including singer Idan Raichel, who performed at the event.

Manna UK gala dinner with Idan Raichel taken at the Sheraton Grand London, 20 June 2022
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“For many years I have volunteered for various organizations that help children adapt to society and support their education. My desire is to share my experiences to try to inspire disadvantaged young people and raise funds to help them ”, comments Lanska. “The power of the film is incredible. As a director, I am delighted that my professional knowledge can be used to serve humanitarian charities such as Meir Panim. ”

The short documentary is now available on YouTube:

The film’s director of photography is Itay Weinbroom.

Lanska and her team recently traveled to Israel to produce the documentary featuring the faces of Meir Panim, including a young boy named Omri, CEO Benjamin Ebenboim, and several longtime volunteers, Laura and manager Ilanit Hafuta, who have worked tirelessly for the charity for decades.

Adds Lanska: “The volunteers featured in my film are very special people, with some having invested more than 20 years of their lives in helping others. I was forced to inform the world about them. With my film, I want to highlight their dedication and selflessness. “

Lanska recently donated the proceeds of an NFT from his installation “The Existential Choice” which was sold for £ 3,000 to a special charity auction in support of Israel’s United Hatzala.

Of Eva Lanska – The musicality between gesture and dialogue is what attracted Eva Lanska at Cinema. She trained at the London Film Academy and the London Institute of Photography and draws on her experiences in Paris, Abu Dhabi and Tel Aviv, as well as her upbringing in Moscow. Influenced by classical Italian directors such as Fellini and Antonioni, in addition to the expressive virtuosity of the prima ballerinas she saw as a child at the Bolshoi Theater, she works in black and white or elegant soft colors, using stylized footage to refer to tradition and continuity. . Women’s rights are one of LanskaThe woman’s main concerns in her creative endeavors and has long campaigned for a film industry where a woman’s age, nationality or origin cease to be obstacles to a career in film. Lanska’s first short film, “Okay, Mum”, about domestic violence, won Best Picture at the Los Angeles Film Festival and was selected for the 2017 Cannes Short Film Corner. Focused on the complex problems women face internationally, her work finds different ways of intertwining this central priority with related themes such as interreligious marriage (short film “Little French Fish”, 2020) and the overcoming of stereotypes (documentary “The Abraham Accords Change History: Women in the Middle East “, 2021). Forbes interviewed her as a “one to watch” in 2020 and she has received awards or nominations from over thirty film festivals. His next feature “Bardot”, based on the life of Brigitte Bardot, is signed with NoW Films.

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