Yehuda “Judd” Ne’eman

Professor Emeritus of film (Tel Aviv University), film-maker, researcher, thinker, and educator in the field of cinema. Ne’eman began teaching at the Film and Television Dept. of TAU in 1978, and chaired the department in 1981-1983 and in 1991-1994. In the mid 80s, he created a new study framework for the annals of Israeli cinema, thus laying the foundation for academic research of Israeli film. In 1989 he was made associate professor, and in 2002 professor at TAU.

In 2007, Ne’eman retired as Professor Emeritus. He took a sabbatical as guest artist at Oxford, served as visiting professor at New York University, at the Beit Midrash Lerabanim in the USA, and was also associate researcher at the William Joiner Institute for the Study of War and Social Consequences, University of Massachusetts Boston. His films, which deal with human rights and the wounds of society, have left their mark upon Israeli cinema. Among these are: “The Dress”, “Paratroopers”, “The Silver Platter”, “Yesterday’s Streets”, “Nuzhat El Fuad”. He is co-editor of the collection “Fictional Views: On Israeli Cinema”, and has published numerous articles in academic journals both in Israel and abroad.

Teaches courses: History of cinema; feature film script; and war films.

Photo – Zohar Melinek Ezra