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Maayan Schwartz

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"Maayan was born and raised in Neve Shalom-Wahat al Salam. Growing up in a mixed community of Jews and Arabs, has profoundly shaped Maayan Schwartz's outlook on life and his approach to documentary filmmaking. Living in a place of mutual respect has given him an appreciation for the beauty of diversity, and has informed his work in film. His films explore the depths of the human experience, highlighting the need for connection, communication, and understanding across cultural boundaries. He strives to create stories that bring people together, inspiring hope and dialogue in the midst of conflict.."

Maayan completed his BFA at "Sapir- Film School". In recent years he directed short films both fiction and documentary. Among them the film "My friend ,Yaniv" that was an official selection of IDFA 2016. "Children of Peace" his first documentary feature film.

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