TITLE: Israeli Comics of Past & Present
SPEAKER: Ofer Berenstein
EVENT DATE: 2008/11/06
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 71 minutes
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Drawing both from Judeo-European and American cultures, comics have been a mainstay of Israeli newspapers and readers' markets since the early 1930s. Ofer Berenstein discusses these comics, little known outside the Middle East, that open an interesting window into Israeli society, past and present.
Speaker Biography: Ofer Berenstein is a founding member of the Israeli Comic Book Readers and Collectors Society. He served in the Israeli Army Home Front Command as a photographer, graphic designer and editor. He is a graduate student at Bar-Ilan University in Israel.