Laura Bialis

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Laura Bialis is an American-Israeli filmmaker. She grew up in Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, California and is a graduate of San Marcos High School (Santa Barbara, California) and Stanford University. She holds an MFA from the University of Southern California USC School of Cinematic Arts in Film Production.[1][2]

Her documentaries include: Tak for Alt - Survival of a Human Spirit, about Holocaust survivor turned civil rights activist Judith Meisel, which Bialis produced and co-directed with Broderick Fox and Sarah Levy,[3] View from the Bridge: Stories from Kosovo, co-directed with John Ealer,[4] and Refusenik.[5]

In 2003, Bialis founded the Foundation for Documentary Projects, a non-profit organization with the mission of creating documentaries and accompanying curricula about important historical and social issues. In 2007 Bialis left California and emigrated to Israel, where she lives in the town of Sderot. She is making a film that "follows the situation there through the eyes of young musicians who are living under the daily threat of Qassams."[6]



  1. ^ An Evening of New Documentary Films on The Holocaust with Special Appearances by their Directors Archived September 3, 2006, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Laura Bialis Presents Refusenik, a Documentary About Alienated Jews in the USSR,The Long Road Home, Thursday, May 22, 2008, By Ben Preston, Santa Barbara Independent, [1]
  3. ^ "USC Trojan Family Magazine - Winter 2001: Grand Jewry Investigation". 1938-11-09. Retrieved 2012-02-19. 
  4. ^ Andre Soares (2008-03-17). "VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE: STORIES FROM KOSOVO – Q&A with John Ealer and Laura Bialis". Retrieved 2012-02-19. 
  5. ^ Hamilton, Brian. "Featured Articles From The Chicago Tribune". Retrieved 2012-02-19. 
  6. ^ Documentary Pulls Back Iron Curtain, By Alexander Zaitchik, Forward, May 16, 2008 [2]

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