Yonatan Weinstein (Israel)

Yonatan Weinstein

participant in
VAD – Video Art Database
SFC – Shoah Film Collection 2010

I was born in 1990 in Israel.

I lived abroad with his family during the years ’93-’94 Paris, France and later in ’98-’99 in Florence, Italy where I learned in the American-International school.

In 2003 I celebrated my Bar Mitzvah, and it was at about that time that I decided to interview my grandmother and document her unique story.

I recorded about 10 hours of interview and photography footage from which I have made the 57 min. film “My Grandma | Frau Masha”.

Throughout the past few years, the film has been screened in the Israeli Educational Television Channel and Israeli Cinematheques, as well as taking part in several film festivals worldwide including the Israeli Film Festival in Paris (ISRATIM 2007) and the International Documentary Film Festival of New Zealand (DOCNZ 2007).

In 2008 I graduated from the “Alon” High school for Arts and Sciences (Ramat Hasharon, Israel) where I majored in the field of Cinema & Filmmaking, and directed several short films.

Today I am serving my military service in Israel, as a video editor for the Air Force film-unit.

I still live in the same house in which I was born and raised, not far from Tel Aviv.