Ilan Ziv was born in Israel in 1950 and came to the United States after fighting in the Yom Kippur (The October) War in 1973. Ilan Ziv is a graduate of the New York University film school, and in 1978 he co-produced New York's first Middle East Film Festival. That same year he founded Icarus Films, an educational film distribution company, which he left in 1980 in order to devote himself to making documentary films, and since then he has directed dozens of documentaries dealing broadly with issues of human rights and investigations of contemporary history.
His most recent film is a 6 parts series on Capitalism broadcast on ARTE October 2015 and received rave reviews. The series is now being distributed internationally.
“With this series”, wrote Le Monde in a full page review,” Ilan Ziv authored a captivating epic that helps us understand today’s crisis of inequality… the series will undoubtedly remain a major contribution to social and economic thought”.
His film Jesus Politics; The Bible and the Ballot, a personal examination of the role of religion in American politics, premiered before the 2008 US elections in France, Germany, United Kingdom, Canada, Israel, Austria and Denmark and PBS in the United States. It was hailed by the Toronto Globe & Mail as a "fascinating documentary...admirably balanced". The Times of London called it "an Eye opening film". La Vie in France described it as "gripping" "highly original... point of view... powerful imagery and spectacular editing", wrote Israel Today.
In June 2007 his film Six Days: The War That Changed The Middle East opened theatrically in New York and was broadcast around the world including on PBS in the United States.
“Ilan Ziv provides invaluable perspective and fresh insights while offering an enlightening history lesson with the narrative momentum of an engrossing drama.”
“Six Days gives the Battle of Algiers, a run for its money.”
“With interviews with insiders and a number of key players, and a wealth of archival footage, Ziv's gripping film is as tense as any Hollywood movie and filled with a cast of larger-than-life personalities.”
His other critically acclaimed films have included On the Edge of Peace (1995); Tango of Slaves (1994); and Human Weapon (2002) hailed by the New York Times as “gripping and important”. His films have been broadcast by leading television networks worldwide and presented in film festivals around the world. Accolades include: Prix Europa’s (Europe highest television award) Special Commendation, Silver Nymph and International Jury Award in Monte Carlo, Cine Eagle in the United States and the Best Documentary Award at Israel's Haifa International Film Festival.
DIRECTOR / WRITER
Paul Cadieux is one of Canada's leading and most active film and television producers. Among numerous other awards, he has won a Genie Award for Best Motion Picture for the Oscar-nominated Les Triplettes de Belleville. In his more than three decades as a producer, co-producer, executive producer and distributor, Paul often prefers to operate out of the limelight yet has been centrally involved in dozens of major Canadian and international projects and hundreds of television episodes ranging from children's animation series to thriller feature films, romantic comedies, travel shows, reality programming, international co-productions, feature documentaries and TV series.
His most recent contributions to the documentary world include P.S. Jerusalem by Danae Elon, which has played in countless festivals around the world including Berlin and TIFF; and the critically acclaimed The Settlers by Shimon Dotan, which debuted at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.
FILMOPTION INTERNATIONAL PRESENTS A 6112072 CANADA INC. PRODUCTION OF AN ILAN ZIV FILM ‘AN EYE FOR AN EYE’
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY SAMUEL SHINN EDITORS DAVID LEGUERRIER AND GEORGE T. CLARKE
WRITER PAUL CADIEUX MUSIC ROBERT MARCEL LEPAGE SOUND MICHEL LAMBERT
VOICE TALENT HARRY STANDJOFSKI AND MARK CAMACHO PRODUCER PAUL CADIEUX DIRECTOR ILAN ZIV
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER MARYSE ROUILLARD