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Amichai Chasson

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Amichai Chasson was born in Ramat Gan, Israel, in 1987. Raised in an Orthodox Jewish environment, he received his education in state-religious schools in Bnei Brak and the hesder yeshiva in Yeshivat Otniel. Later, he pursued studies in cinema at the Sam Spiegel Film and Television School and he graduated the Mandel Leadership Institute in Jerusalem.Chasson has written and directed several TV series, feature films, and documentaries, with notable works such as the film “Yeshurun in 6 Chapters,” which focuses on the poet Avoth Yeshurun. In addition, he has worked as a journalist and culture critic for the newspapers Makor Rishon and Maariv. Over the years, Chasson has been recognized with several awards, including commendation in the Haaretz short story competition (2014), the Israeli Culture Ministry awards for Literature (2015), the First Lady of Israel’s Prize for Hebrew Poetry, The Nechama Rivlin and Dr. Gardner Simon (2018), commendation in the Brenner Prize for Poetry (2019), and the Prime Minister’s Prize for Hebrew Literary Works (2021).

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