Sameh ZoabiAug 21, 2020
Proust Questionnaire 23
Sameh Zoabi, Filmmaker/Director
New Books Network 2020
Sameh Zoabi is a Palestinian filmmaker who was born and raised in Israel. His feature film, Tel Aviv on Fire, chronicles the making of a daytime soap opera in contemporary Israel. It is a comedy-drama satire directed by Zoabi and co-written by Zoabi and Dan Kleinman. The film premiered internationally at the 75th Venice International Film Festival, where Kais Nashef won the Best Actor award. It won Best Film and Best Screenplay awards at the Haifa International Film Festival.
Ulrich Baer is University Professor at New York University where he teaches literature and photography, and writes frequently about photography, art, literature, and other subjects. He is also the host of the podcast “Think About It” and editorial director at Warbler Press. Caroline Weber is a specialist of French literature, history, and culture. She is Professor of French and Comparative Literature at Barnard College and Columbia University in New York City.