Is­rael film ven­ture has royal open­ing

The Jewish Chronicle - - Community - BY SI­MON ROCKER

PRINCE ED­WARD was guest of hon­our at the Lon­don launch of a project to en­cour­age teenage film-mak­ers in Is­rael, the Pales­tinian ter­ri­to­ries and Rwanda.

Films Without Bor­ders, the brain­child of TV pro­ducer Jill Sa­muels, will work in part­ner­ship with the Duke of Ed­in­burgh’s Award In­ter­na­tional Foun­da­tion.

The idea, is to give “youth be­tween the ages of 15-to-18 the op­por­tu­nity of learn­ing the first steps of film-mak­ing while cre­at­ing a di­a­logue, learn­ing about them­selves and oth­ers, break­ing down bar­ri­ers and fi­nally ac­com­plish­ing their first sub­ti­tled short film,” Ms Sa­muels ex­plained. “The films will be shown at var­i­ous in­ter­na­tional fes­ti­vals around the world, al­low­ing the young film-mak­ers to be am­bas­sadors for their coun­try”.

Sup­port­ers in­clude Clau­dia Shaf­fer, daugh­ter of the late play­wright An­thony Shaf­fer, who said she was plan­ning a fundraiser for the ven­ture us­ing a play her fa­ther wrote which has never been per­formed be­fore.

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