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George Foster Peabody award-winning director and producer. Hilla has received three Emmy award nominations, and won the Paris Human Rights Film Festival Jury Award, Fipa Biarritz Jury Award, Golden Warsaw Phoenix Award, Faito Doc Grand Jury Award, and more. Hilla directed and produced the documentary To Die in Jerusalem, a story about a Palestinian suicide bomber and her unlikely Israeli doppelgänger, who died at only 17 years of age in a Jerusalem market. It was broadcasted in the United States on HBO and aired on television around the world, including YES in Israel, RAI in Italy, M6 in France, NHK in Japan, and numerous others. Hilla then directed and produced After the Storm, a documentary about a group of New York Broadway actors who travel to New Orleans to offer the remedy of art and expression to thirteen kids in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. The film aired on MTV, broadcasted on Ch8 Israel, participated in film festivals around the world, and won the Audience Award at the Woodstock Film Festival and Crystal Heart Award at the Heartland Film Festival. Hilla was a senior producer for 39 Pounds of Love (HBO); it won the Ofir Award (Israeli Oscar) and shortlisted for an Academy Award. Other past titles include Happy You're Alive (Ch1 Israel) and Fat Cows, Lean Cows (Ch2 Israel). Hilla is the current producer of Numbered (Foundation for Jewish Culture, YES, Makor Foundation) as well as the director and producer of Dancing In Jaffa (Keshet, Righteous Persons Foundation, Fohs Family Foundation, Gesher Fund) and Caught In The Net (Impact Partners, Tribeca Gucci, Chicken & Egg, YES Israel). Hilla has a Master's Degree in Film and Television from Southern Illinois University.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Neta Zwebner-Zaibert

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