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Laura Bialis is an American-Israeli filmmaker. She grew up in Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, California and is a graduate of San Marcos High School (Santa Barbara, California) and Stanford University. She holds an MFA from the University of Southern California USC School of Cinematic Arts in Film Production.[1][2]

Her documentaries include: TAK FOR ALT - Survival of a Human Spirit, about Holocaust survivor turned Civil Rights activist Judith Meisel, which Bialis produced and co-directed with Broderick Fox and Sarah Levy,[3] VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE: STORIES FROM KOSOVO, co-directed with John Ealer,[4] and REFUSENIK.[[5]

In 2003, Bialis founded the Foundation for Documentary Projects, a non-profit organization with the mission of creating documentaries and accompany curricula about important historical and social issues. In 2007 Bialis immigrated, or made aliyah, from California and is currently living in Sderot, Israel and making a film that "follows the situation there through the eyes of young musicians who are living under the daily threat of Qassams." [6]


  • Sderot: Rock in the Red Zone
  • Refusenik (2008 film)
  • Daybreak Berlin
  • Tak for Alt: Survival of a Human Spirit (1999) with Broderick Fox and Sarah Levy
  • Attitude

External links


  1. ^ An Evening of New Documentary Films on The Holocaust with Special Appearances by their Directors
  2. ^ Laura Bialis Presents Refusenik, a Documentary About Alienated Jews in the USSR,The Long Road Home, Thursday, May 22, 2008, By Ben Preston, Santa Barbara Independent, [1]
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  6. ^ Documentary Pulls Back Iron Curtain, By Alexander Zaitchik, Forward, May 16, 2008 [5]


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