The animated documentary film, Visiting Ben Shemen directed by Miriam Harris explores memories surrounding the innovative boarding school Ben Shemen, situated near Lod, Israel. Following World War II it was largely populated by young teenagers who were orphans and survivors or refugees from the Holocaust, and it had a vibrant arts curricula, a socialist framework, and an agricultural setting.

Official Selection...
Short Film Factory, Romania
Rising of Lusitania, AnimaDoc Film Festival, Lodz, Poland
The Women’s Film Festival, Philadelphia
Hamburg Indie Film Festival, Hamburg
Bideodromo International Experimental Film Festival, Bilbao, Spain
White Pearl International Film Festival, Chennai, India
Toronto International Women Film Festival, Toronto
Berlin International Art Film Festival, Berlin
Venezia Shorts Italy, Venice
Oregon Documentary Film Festival, Portland
New Media Film Festival, Los Angeles
UK Jewish Film Festival
NCCC Film & Animation Festival, Niagara, New York
Indie Shorts Awards New York
13th Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival, New Delhi
New Creators Film Awards, Paris

Best Documentary at the New Media Film Festival, Los Angeles
Best Documentary at the NCCC Film & Animation Festival, Niagara, New York

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