|IN THE IMAGE: PALESTINIAN WOMEN CAPTURE THE OCCUPATION|
|Director: Emmy Scharlatt & Judith Montell|
United States, 2014, 60min
Format: Digital (screening) - HDV (shooting)
Festival Year: 2016
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|Crew: ||Cinematographer: Ramzi Maqdisi, Tania Aizikovich - Editor: Rick Tejada-flores - Composer: Omar Fadel, Emmy Scharlatt
In the Image: Palestinian Women Capture the Occupation follows a group of Palestinian women on the West Bank--showing their daily struggles in a personal and compassionate way as individuals, and as human beings attempting to find justice and happiness in
Emmy Scharlatt started her film career as an assistant editor in Hollywood. Her feature film credits include: Year of The Dragon; Karate Kid II; Planes, Trains, and Automobiles; Steel Magnolias. She has worked as an editor, researcher, writer, and producer on documentaries and feature films since 1982. She edited Taino Maidaís Peace is Every Step, The Life and Work of Thich Nhat Hahn, and was Consultanting Editor and Associate Producer on Mark Eisnerís film on the life of Pablo Neruda, The Poets Calling. Emmy co-produced Four Questions For A Rabbi directed by Stacey Ross and Jay Rosenblatt, an 11-minute film that won the Directors Cut award at the 2008 Black Maria film festival. In the Image is her directorial debut. She holds a Masterís degree in Cultural Anthropology from San Francisco State University.
has produced and directed documentaries dealing with issues of social justice, history, and education. Among them are Forever Activists: Stories from the Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, nominated for an Academy Award; A Home On The Range: The Jewish Chicken Ranchers of Petaluma with Bonnie Burt; with Miriam Chaya., Timbrels and Torahs: Celebrating Womenís Wisdom Professional Revolutionaary: The Life of Saul Wellman and First Amendment On Trial: the Case of the Detroit Six. She directed and edited a series of 16 half hour dramatic programs in Esperanto, Pasporto al la Tuta Mondo for the purpose of teaching the language to aspiring Esperantists around the world. In The Image:: Palestinian Women Capture The Occupation is in the spirit of these films.