Amir Bar-Lev

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Amir Bar-Lev (born in 1972) is an American film director, producer and writer from Berkeley, California.[1]

Bar-Lev is noted for his work in directing documentary films. He has directed such films as Fighter, a documentary film released August 24, 2001. The film received a Special Jury Citation in the 2000 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.[2] The 2007 documentary film My Kid Could Paint That was directed by Bar-Lev, and premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. The film was bought by Sony Pictures Classics in 2007.[3] He also served as co-producer of the 2009 Oscar nominated documentary Trouble the Water. Bar-Lev also directed The Tillman Story, which premiered as a Domestic Documentary Finalist at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. Bar-Lev is currently directing Happy Valley, a film about the Penn State Jerry Sandusky Scandal.

Bar-Lev has taught documentary filmmaking at New York University. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and daughter.[4]


According to IMDB Bar-Lev has directed or produced the following works:[5]

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  1. ^ indieWIRE - people: Amir Bar-Lev[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Official site of Fighter
  3. ^ "My Kid Could Paint That" - company credits — on IMDB
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  5. ^ Bar-Lev on IMDB
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  7. ^ MediaRights: Amir Bar-Lev's Shortlist Archived June 1, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
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