Dalia Mevorach

Dalia Mevorach

Dalia Mevorach is a creator, director, editor, and producer of films, documentaries, and TV shows. Mevorach was born and raised in Tel Aviv. She studied Film and Television at the Tel Aviv University. Her student productions were "A Hole in the Underwear" and "The Insult." In 1981, she co-wrote the script of "Intimate Story" with film director Nadav Levitan. In 1982, she joined the production teams of "Erev Chadash" and "Zehu Ze!" at the Israeli Educational Television. From 1987, she taught television at Camera Obscura. With the foundation at the of Channel 2, she joined as the creator and director of "Chalom Aleichem." This successful kids' TV show made dreams come true for hundreds of children on journeys around Israel and the world, all of which were documented by Mevorach. The show, hosted by Uzi Hitman, first aired in 1993 and lasted for 300 episodes. The show stopped filming in 1998. One year later, together with her life partner Dani Dothan and Tzufit Grant, Mevorach created the provocative cult program "Milkshake," which aired for three seasons. "Milkshake" was a scripted and improvised hosting show, mixing truths and fictions. Later, Mevorach produced and directed the prime-time show "Sasha's Friends" for Channel 10, starring Sasha Demidov, an actor in the Gesher Theater. Mevorach directed documentaries for Reshet Channel 2, including "My Big Brother," "Behind the Coif," and "A Heart of Stone." In 2000, she directed the television drama "One Thousand Calories."

In 2000, Mevorach and her partner, Dani Dothan, founded the production company "Elil Tikshoret," and since then, they have been directing and producing documentaries about Israeli identity, art, and music. Their films have been screened at Israeli and international festivals and have received prizes and rave reviews.

Selected filmography

1996 Murder in Ka'abiyye – documentary – a wedding in a Bedouin village turns into a bloodbath, dividing the village with a constant threat of blood vengeance. 40 minutes. The New fund for Cinema and TV. Reshet, Channel 2.

1997 Mom Stayed There – documentary – first prize winner at the Tel Aviv Festival – Cut – the best documentary of the year – two young Israeli/ Ethiopians go to Addis Ababa to meet their mothers who are barred from coming to Israel. 50 minutes, Reshet, Channel 2.

1998 My Big Brother – documentary – young brothers facing the memory of their older brothers, who died in Lebanon. 50 minutes, Reshet, Channel 2.

1999 Behind the Coif – documentary – The feminist revolution in the ultra-orthodox (Charedi) world. 50 minutes. Reshet, Channel 2.

2001 Heart of Stone – documentary – Arabs and Jews, left and right, to whom does the Temple Mount belong, and what will happen on the Temple Mount. 50 minutes. Reshet, Channel 2.

2000 One Thousand Calories – TV drama – Abigail's caloric intake calculation becomes her reckoning with herself, her family, and her friends. 52 minutes. Telad, channel 2.

2003 Thou Shall Not Make a Graven Image – The Revolution – documentary – Ancient Jewish symbols as means of protest in Israeli art. 50 minutes. Reshet. Channel 2.

2005 The Blue Lamb – documentary – first prize cinematography winner, Itzik Portal, in the Wolgin competition at the Jerusalem Film Festival. The artistic and internal worlds of Menashe Kadishman. Who is he? An obsessive creator of sheep paintings or an art genius, a millionaire, or a homeless person? A lonely man or highly sociable? Or perhaps an impossible mixture of all these? 70 minutes. Alma Films, Israel Cinema Project – The Rabinovich Foundation, Channel 8. Noga communications.

2006: The Ashkenazim – documentary – A group of young Tel Avivians decide to reconnect with their Ashkenazi roots and bring the Shtetl to the Middle East. The film delves into the world of people who are considered the masters of the land but experience a sense of loneliness, alienation, and a borrowed time in Israeli space. It won the Warsaw Phoenix Award. 58 minutes. Elil Tikshoret, The New Fund for Cinema and TV, the Second Authority for Television and Radio.

2007 The Mystery of Aris San – the life story of Aris San, the Greek singer who became a superstar Israel during the sixties and was entangled in stories of love, espionage, drugs, and mafia. Short listed, best film, in the Israeli Academy of Film and Television. Winner – first prize, editing, Ron Goldman in the Wolgin competition at the Jerusalem Film Festival. 75 minutes. Elil tikshoret, Keshet-channel 2, The New Fund for Cinema and TV.

2009: Queen of Jerusalem – Dani Dothan embarks on a bittersweet "excavation" in the home of his mother, world famous archaeologist Prof. Trude Dothan. 75 minutes. Elil Tikshoret, Channel 8 Noga Communications. The Dorot Foundation.

2010: Pnina Feiler, a Communist Nurse – This documentary focuses on 85-year-old Pnina Feiler, who dedicates herself to bringing about a revolution. She takes care of patients in the Palestinian Authority, fights against the government in Israel, and faces the consequences of her ideology. The film premiered at Docaviv international film festival 2010. 71 minutes. Elil Tikshoret, Makor Foundation for Israeli Films.  The Second Authority for Television and Radio.

2013: The Last Click – The Click (Haclique) was a successful punk/new wave band known for singing anti-social and political messages in Hebrew. After releasing two albums that became milestones in the Israeli counterculture, the band disbanded. Thirty years later, at the age of 57, the band members reunite for one last album and tour before it's too later. 93 minutes. Elil Tikshoret, HSCC, Channel 8 Hot. The New Fund for Cinema and TV.

2015: Matti Caspi – Confession – This documentary tells the life story of Matti Caspi, from his birth in Kibbutz Hanita, his struggle with polio, his discovery as a musical genius, and his meteoric rise as a creator. It also explores his encounters with detectives, involvement in bigamy, financial breakdowns, finding solace as a Jehovah's Witness, and his return to Israel and journey of rehabilitation.

Winner of the Commendation Award at the Docaviv Festival 2015. It also   Achieved Israeli Film Academy award nomination for best documentary film. 85 minutes. Comeback Films, Makor Foundation for Israeli films. Channel 1.

2017: The Sad and Foretold End of Zohar Argov – This documentary portrays the life story of Zohar Argov, from his violent childhood in Shikun Hamizrach neighborhood to his meteoric rise in the Israeli music world. It delves into his struggles with money, drugs, and his significant influence on shaping the Mizrahi identity in Israel. The film won the first prize for original music in the competition of the Israeli Academy of film and Television and was shortlisted in three categories. 180 minutes.3-part series. Elil tikshoret, HSCC, Channel 8 Hot, Israel cinema project-The Rabinovich Foundation

2020: Ofra – This three-part documentary narrates the life story of diva/singer Ofra Haza, from her birth in Hatikva neighborhood as the youngest daughter in a large poor family to her untimely death at the age of 42 due to HIV complications. The series was short listed in six categories at the Israeli Academy of film and Television competition. 180 minutes. 3-part series. Elil tikshoret, HSCC, Channel 8 Hot.


"Documentary filmmaker Dalia Mevorach visited the radio studio of Lisa Peretz to discuss her and her partner Dani Dothan's documentary projects. At the forefront is their new series about Ofra Haza, and to share the way they decide how to tell the story of a famous person."