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Amichai Chasson

Born in 1987. He grew up in Ramat Gan and attended a Yeshivat Otniel (Hesder yeshiva combining army service). Chasson is a graduate of the Sam Spiegel Film & Television School in Jerusalem. He co-directed the documentary film ‘Footsteps in Jerusalem’ (a tribute to David Perlov, 2013). His next film project is a documentary film about the poet Avoth Yeshurun.

Chasson is an editor of the poetry journal Mashiv Haruah, and writes for the newspaper Makor Rishon and Haaretz. He is one of the speech writers for the President Reuven Ruvi Rivlin. In addition, he Head of Cultural and Creative Programs at Beit Avi Chai in Jerusalem.

His first book of poems, ‘Talking with Home’ (Even Hoshen Publishing) was published in 2015 and won the Minister of Culture’s prize that year.

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