March 7, 2019
My (second) Trip to Poland By Stav Palti-Negev

Israeli Playwright, Stav Palti-Negev, reflects on her recent visit to Poland with filmmaker and fellow Asylum Alum, Malgorzata Kozera-Topinska. The purpose of the trip was to collect research for a feature film that they are working on together, which tells the story of a 17-year-old Israeli, Ella, ...

March 6, 2019
Heroes: A Documentary Film in Progress By Avishai Mekonen

Ethiopian-Israeli film director, Avishai Mekonen, talks about his latest project, Heroes, and the journey he took in reclaiming the true history of the Ethiopian-Israeli people. This film was proudly supported by Asylum’s Small Grants Program.

During the making of our documentary-in-progress, Her...

February 15, 2019
Accepting My Role as a Midwife by Patrycja Dolowy

Traditional women’s activities, such as caregiving, gardening, raising, and midwifery are not often given the respect they deserve, despite their essential role in society. As a feminist Jewish artist, I am a caregiver and midwife to difficult memories and Jewish women’s stories. This role has b...

February 8, 2019
State of the Jews: An Opera by Alex Weiser and Ben Kaplan
Asylum Alum Alex Weiser discusses his latest opera, State of the Jews, which was recently workshopped at the 14th Street Y in NYC.
 
For more than a year now I have been working with librettist Ben Kaplan on an opera about the founder of Modern Political Zionism, Theodor Herzl. We’re creating a...
February 4, 2019
The Future is Bright by Katya Grokhovsky

Katya Grokhovsky talks about her upcoming installation which will be exhibited at the BRIC Biennial Volume III in Brooklyn from February 7 – April 7, 2019. This project was proudly supported by Asylum’s Small Grants Program.

The Future is Bright is an ongoing project, which I developed as a veh...


My (second) Trip to Poland By Stav Palti-Negev

Heroes: A Documentary Film in Progress By Avishai Mekonen

State of the Jews: An Opera by Alex Weiser and Ben Kaplan