Winter 2011: Ido Haar
Ido Haar has worked extensively in the Israeli television industry, directing, shooting and editing social, political and cultural documentaries. His first feature documentary Melting Siberia, tracing his mother’s courageous quest to reunite with the Russian father who abandoned her mother shortly before her birth, was released theatrically in Israel and screened at film festivals worldwide. His next film 9 Star Hotel, a devastating cinema vérité portrait of nomadic young Palestinians who illegally cross into Israel, seeking work as day laborers, won the best documentary award at the Jerusalem International Film Festival and was broadcast on PBS’s P.O.V. series in the US. Haar has edited the television documentaries License to Art as well as several episodes of the original Israeli TV series In Treatment. The Israeli Ministry of Science and Culture selected him for the Art of Cinema Award in 2008. In 2009 Haar was a lecturer at the Minshar Art School & Center and International Filmmaker-in-Residence at the Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville, New York.
Winter 2011 Artist in Residence
Israeli documentary filmmaker Ido Haar visited San Francisco for the Film Society’s inaugural artist-in-residence program, February 21–March 5, 2011. Read the press release.
Melting Siberia: An Evening with Ido Haar
Saba Sibir (Israel 2004)
Ido Haar’s mother was born in the Soviet Union. She was still in her mother’s womb when her father, a high-ranking officer in the Red Army, abandoned her mother and disappeared. Haar, who bears a close resemblance to his grandfather, decides to locate his lost relative and arrange to have him meet his daughter for the first time. Read more...
Wednesday, March 2, 7:00 pm
New People, 1746 Post Street
The Artist-in-Residence program is made
possible by a grant from the Academy of
Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.