Hilla Lavie

German-Israel history and late modern cultural German history flouncing on representations in cinema.

Hilla Lavie is a PhD student at the Koebner center for German History, the Hebrew University Jerusalem. Her research focuses on the representations of Israel and Israelis in German cinema since 1967 (supervised by Prof. Moshe Zimmermann and Dr. Ofer Ashkenazi). She completed her MFA (film directing, 2011) and MA (Film Studies and History, 2013) at the Department of Film and Television, Tel Aviv University. Her MA Thesis focused on representations of German-Israeli Relations in the Israeli Cinema 1950-2010 (supervised by Prof. Moshe Zimmermann), and won the Goldhirsh Prize for outstanding Holocaust research (2014).  She directed documentary films in Israel and Germany, supported, among others, by the Goethe Institute, EVZ Fund, Israeli Chanel 8. She is the editor of the Koebner Center’s magazine: Slil – for history, cinema and television, and is affiliated to the History and cultural studies departments at the Freie Universität Berlin, for the study year of 2015-2016.