TEACHER IRENA - המורה אירנה

Documentary :: 2010


Duration: 52'
Producer: Black Sheep Film Production
Directed by: Itamar Chen

Best Editing Award – DocAviv IFF 2010
Grand Prize – Parnu Film Festival, Estonia
Israeli Academy Award Nominee

In the toughest neighborhood in Jerusalem – a place of unemployment, despair & racial tension, where children lose their expectations from life, stands one teacher who has sworne not to give up on them. Irene, who left Russia for Israel 15 years ago, does whatever she can, using unique & controversial teaching methods, retrieving hope to their lives.