Hagar Ben-Asher 

Israeli Director & Filmmaker

Hagar Ben-Asher is a prolific director and filmmaker.  Her graduation film “Pathways” premiered in Cannes and Telluride, and won numerous prizes world wide. In 2010 she won the Cannes film festival residency program, where she wrote the script for her first feature film “The Slut”. After winning the Sundance script lab, as well as the Torino film lab, the film premiered in Cannes film festival of 2012 and was released worldwide.

Ben-Asher's second feature film “The Burglar”, premiered in Rotterdam film festival.

“Dead Women Walking”, Ben-Asher's third feature and first English speaking film, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and the Venice film festival to raving reviews and critical acclaim. She is currently in pre-production of her next feature film “The War Has Ended”.

Ben-Asher has recently been directing episodes of City On A Hill, for Showtime,(Kevin Bacon), and Bosch for Amazon. 

She’s at the development process as creator, writer and director of a TV show for HBO, under the working title “Marilyn”, as well as two TV series for Israeli TV.

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Lecture Topics

• Being a woman in a male dominated world

• The Provocative Filmmaker

• Death Penalty: observing the American politics.

• The filmmaker's Perceptions of Israel, and Judaism.

• On Being Both an Actress and a Director