Guy Assal



Academic Background:

2000 B.A in Philosophy and Comparative Literature, the Hebrew University.

2008 M.A. in Cultural Studies, the Hebrew University. My thesis in Cultural Studies named Before – After focuses on the absence of Chris Marker's 1963 film La Jetté, from Gille Deleuze 's discussions on cinema. I believes the answer to this absence lies in Deleuze's new concept space whatsoever.


  • Top Paper Award The role of video in life cycle rituals, Haifa, Israel 21 December 2014: 'Communicating' (Metaksherim): The 11 graduate  tudent conference in memory of Mark Biano.

  • Image-Faith: The Use of Modern Cinema in Israeli weddings and Bar-mitzvahs, Jerusalem, Israel, 1-2 July 2013: Rituals and Symbols in Contemporary Jewish Culture: Between Preservation and Change, Summer Workshop for Young Researchers in Jewish Culture and Identity, The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute.

  • The Cut, The Mediator and the Severe Critique, Jerusalem, Israel, 13 Novembre 2012: Imagining the Image, Graduate Conference, The Program in Cultural Studies, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

  • The Cut and Two Forms of Encounters, Haifa, Israel 23 – 24 may 2012: Encounters, International Symposium, Department of Art History, University of Haifa.

In addition to my academic research I am an independent film-maker and a T.V director in the Art and Drama department of the Israeli Broadcast Authority. Nowdays I work on an experimental Doco-Art project: Transitions: 5 stories.

Other Activities:

  • 2014 Director & Script Writer of the experimental Doco-Art: Transitions  (5 episodes),  Art and Drama department, The Israeli Broadcast Authority.

  • 2009 - 2013  Directing children-reporters for The Edition, a daily current events program for children, IBA.

  • 2006 – 2008      Journalist in the Yoman -The weekly magazine of channel 1, IBA.

  • 2005     Film editor of the documentary series A Whole Man together with the Israeli musician the late Uzi Hitman, IBA.

  • 2004 Film editor of the documentary Aris San - the life story of the Greek Zionist musician Aris San, IBA.

  • 2003 Film editor of a short movie in the memory of the Israeli movie distributor David Shapira. This movie was screened in the Jerusalem film festival in, IBA.

With the help of the producer Ilan Kirmayer, I produced and filmed the movie por el flamenco (co-produced and directed by Shem Shemi with the help of YESDOCO) The film depicts a journey of two friends – Shem and Yoel, into the dark heart of the Flamenco scene in Andalusia. The film won the first place in 2011 film and music festival in Boomtown Texas.