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Judith Manassen-Ramon is a director, producer and researcher who has dealt with Post Trauma in the Israeli society all her life. As a daughter of two Dutch holocaust survivors she constantly found herself drawn to working with Post Traumatic people and creating art about the subject.

For over ten years she worked with Posttraumatic homeless youth in the streets of Tel Aviv. During this period (1999-2009) she used screening of films as well as creating films as a method to assist these adolescents from their distress.

Over the last few years, Judith has developed a method, which employs film as a tool to aid self-expression and problem solving for adolescents. Notably, she has worked with young Ethiopian immigrants and various women’s groups.

Currently, Judith is doing her PhD in Media Psychology researching Post Trauma and media in the Israeli society. She produced the documentary film “DOLPHIN BOY” (2008-2011) which was presented in Hot Docs film festival in Toronto and won the special mention prize in the Jerusalem International film festival and was broadcasted in the prestigious French Arte channel and in the British Channel 4. She also directed and produced THREE STORIES AND A HOUSE (2005), and RING (2002) which aired on the Israeli Documentary Channel.

Judith was Manager and Director of the annual Tel Aviv/Los Angeles Master Class in Creative Filmmaking between 2005-2007, working with actors, directors and producers such as Alfred Molina, Jon Avnet (Fried Green Tomatos) and Cathy Schulman (Crash) to teach and mentor Israeli and American filmmakers. This is one of the many activities she has done trying to bridge between American and Israeli society.