Producer: Judith Manassen-Ramon
A producer of documentary films and interactive projects and the founder of Micha’s films. Among films and virtual reality projects she produced are award winning documentaries 'Dolphin Boy’ (2011), ’One Angry Vegan' (2017), and the interactive documentary ‘The Lost Crown' (2018). Manassen-Ramon’s most recent project, ’Place’, is a VR documentary journey through time to a space that no longer exists. She graduated the Tel Aviv university Film MA program and a Haifa university philosophy and psychology BA studies. Currently, she is writing her PhD thesis in Media Psychology. Judith teaches cinema therapy in several universities in Israel
Director: Avi Dabach
Graduate with distinction of the Sam Spiegel Film School in Jerusalem, Dabach is a film director, writer and curator, who has produced and directed over 20 films and videos, including the documentary ‘The Last Zionist’ (2011) and most recently directed the documentary film & interactive cross-media project, ‘The Lost Crown’. As a curator, he has managed and curated the Musrara Collection project, a visual on-line archive about the historic events of the Black Panthers in Israel. The project won the prize of the ministry of culture in 2013, and presented three exhibitions.
THE LOST CROWN
Director : Avi Dabach
Supported by: Rabinowitch Fund, KAN - Israeli Public Television, MMifal HaPayis, JDC, Bait Le Ivrit-House of Hebrew Museum.
An Israeli filmmaker embarks on a perilous quest to reveal the fate of The Aleppo Codex, A.K.A The Crown, which is considered the most accurate and valuable manuscript of the Hebrew Bible.
After being safeguarded for seven centuries by the Jewish community of Aleppo, more than a third of its pages disappeared while smuggled to Israel in 1957. As the filmmaker, a great grandson of the Crown keeper, navigates the dark corridors of hidden history, archival documents and rare testimonies reveal an astonishing story involving an Israeli president, Mossad agents, passionate rabbis, and antique dealers.
We are happy to announce the international premier of the film take place in Miami Jewish Film festival on the 14th of January.