Ashmina

Dekel Berenson

In an impoverished country, rife with contradiction, a young girl is torn between her obligation to her family and the influence of foreign visitors.

Director Biography

Dekel Berenson is a former strategic start-up consultant turned award-winning filmmaker. After completing a mandatory three year service in the Israeli Defence Forces, he moved to Budapest to complete a master’s degree in International Relations. He then helped numerous companies, taking business ideas from conception to product launch. In 2011 he went travelling, reaching far away places like the North Pole and Mount Everest. Always a keen observer of human nature and the human condition, Dekel’s travels led him to commit his energies and creativity to writing and directing films that examine relationships across boundaries of culture and society. He returned to London in 2016 to write, direct, and produce his first film, The Girls Were Doing Nothing. The film has received critical acclaim and has been screened in more than 50 festivals worldwide. His second short film, Ashmina, was inspired by his travels and premiered at the 62 BFI London Film Festival.

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