Duki Dror is one of the most prolific documentary filmmakers in Israel today. His extensive body of award-winning work ranges from personal films tracing his own family’s journey from Iraq to Israel, to character driven feature-docs, experimental docs and unique artist biographies. Through his films, Dror examines and re-examines the definition of "identity" as it plays out in the life of his protagonists. With his acute sensitivity and engaging storytelling, he creates parables that convey human dilemmas and challenge his audience's conventions.
Yuval Orr is a journalist and former political analyst. As an associate producer with Zygote Films, he brings a strong understanding of politics and global affairs to the team and helps to bring Zygote's work to a wider international audience. His work and commentary has been featured on NPR, Roads & Kingdoms, The Post Internazionale and Holland's NOS TV. Fluent in Arabic, he studied Middle Eastern history and politics at the University of Pennsylvania and the American University in Cairo.
Anat Vogman is a line producer and researcher. A graduate of Sam Spiegel Film School in Jerusalem, Anat holds a degree in communications studies. Anat has been a part of Zygote Films' development and production team since 2010. Her credits as line producer include: Shadow in Baghdad and Partner with the Enemy.
Liat Kamay Eshed is a producer and production manager who has worked on over nine TV series and 17 documentary films, including the award-winning Tammuz (directed by Nir Toib) about the Israeli attack on the Iraqi nuclear reactor in 1981 and The Secret Kingdom about Brig. Gen. Yitzhak Yaakov, Israel's first chief scientist and former R&D head of the IDF who was accused of espionage. Liat joined the Zygote Films team in 2014.
Galia Engelmayer has worked as a scriptwriter and project developer at Zygote Films since 2007. Her credits as a scriptwriter include: Mendelsohn's Incessant Visions (2011), Shadow in Baghdad (2013) and Partner with the Enemy (2015).
Chen Shelach is an experienced documentary filmmaker and editor. His first-person documentary Photonovela weaved together the story of three generations of his family, from World War II to Kibbutz Mizra, as it explored how history is governed by coincidence and not by individual decisions. Shelach and Dror have worked together on five documentary films together, including Partner with the Enemy (2015), which they co-directed.