The Hebrew Superhero

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Brattle Theatre Sat, Nov 7, 2015 9:00 PM
Film Info
Director(s):Shaul Betser
Asaf Galay
Gilat Parag (Animation Director)
Running Time:54 minutes
Type of Film:Documentary
Premiere Status:USA Premiere
Topic:Israeli History
In Person/Special Program:Asaf Galay, Director
Supported By:Center for Jewish Studies - Harvard University


In this rare energetic cinematic treat, filmmakers Shaul Betser and Asaf Galay trace the little-known history of Israeli comics — from the medium’s humble and messy roots to the modern day characters created by Dudu Geva, Rutu Modan and Etgar Keret. Often imitating American comics, artists redefined the superhero for Israeli and Jewish contexts. Featuring brilliant uses of animation and interviews with many of these artists, this film is a must for comic book fans and followers of Israeli indie culture.

To learn more about The Hebrew Superhero, read an exclusive interview with director Asaf Galay here:

Included Shorts

Hearts Melt and Knees Tremble (12min) More