10% – What Makes a Hero?

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10% – What Makes a Hero?

What makes a hero? What is heroism? Against all odds, what compels someone to maintain his/her integrity, go against the grain and fight for what is just? In this documentary, director Yoav Shamir sets out on an entertaining and insightful international travelogue, exploring the notion of heroism.

In a journey spanning three years, Yoav travels from San Francisco to New York City, the Congo, Germany, South Africa, and back to Israel and Palestine, to explore these ideas through a myriad of colorful characters: from those who work with heroes, to primatologists, biologists, neuroscientists, geneticists, egoists, righteous gentiles, everyday heroes, freedom fighters, and ultimately, the transformed hero. As in Yoav’s previous films, his quest leads him to some humorous, dramatic, and unexpected places, while sometimes confronting some hard and perplexing realities.

Festivals and Awards:

Documentary Excellence Award at the South Film Festival, Israel, 2013; Jerusalem International Film Festival, 2013; Nuremberg Film Festival 2013; Warsaw Film Festival, 2013; EIDF Film Festival, Korea, 2013;  Vision Du Reel Film Festival;   Encounters Film Festival,  South  Africa, 2013.

Director: Yoav Shamir

Producer: Yoav Shamir, Tanya Aizikovich; Executive Produced: Michael Moore, Vivien Cohen, Philippa Kowarsky; Associate Producers: Karina Rotenstein, Steven Markovitz

Production Company: Yoav Shamir Films

Original Soundtrack: Ophir Leibovich

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television

Subtitles: English

Film Name in Hebrew: 10% – מה הופך אדם לגיבור?

What makes a hero? What is heroism? Against all odds, what compels someone to maintain his/her integrity, go against the grain and fight for what is just? In this documentary, director Yoav Shamir sets out on an entertaining and insightful international travelogue, exploring the notion of heroism.

In a journey spanning three years, Yoav travels from San Francisco to New York City, the Congo, Germany, South Africa, and back to Israel and Palestine, to explore these ideas through a myriad of colorful characters: from those who work with heroes, to primatologists, biologists, neuroscientists, geneticists, egoists, righteous gentiles, everyday heroes, freedom fighters, and ultimately, the transformed hero. As in Yoav’s previous films, his quest leads him to some humorous, dramatic, and unexpected places, while sometimes confronting some hard and perplexing realities.

Festivals and Awards:

Documentary Excellence Award at the South Film Festival, Israel, 2013; Jerusalem International Film Festival, 2013; Nuremberg Film Festival 2013; Warsaw Film Festival, 2013; EIDF Film Festival, Korea, 2013;  Vision Du Reel Film Festival;   Encounters Film Festival,  South  Africa, 2013.

Director: Yoav Shamir

Producer: Yoav Shamir, Tanya Aizikovich; Executive Produced: Michael Moore, Vivien Cohen, Philippa Kowarsky; Associate Producers: Karina Rotenstein, Steven Markovitz

Production Company: Yoav Shamir Films

Original Soundtrack: Ophir Leibovich

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television

Subtitles: English

Film Name in Hebrew: 10% – מה הופך אדם לגיבור?

Category: History / International Stories

 

Tag Words: Hero Journey Questions

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