The Alumni Trilogy

Celebrating 30 Years of the Jerusalem Sam Spiegel School

Dates to be announced


Footsteps in Jerusalem. 2013. Israel. Directed by David Perlov, Dan Geva, David Ofek, Nadav Lapid, Benjamin Freidenberg, Moran Ifergan, Yarden Karmin, Amichai Chasson and Elad Schwartz, Boaz Frankel and Yair Agmon, Nayef Hammoud and Yotam Kislev. Courtesy of Sam Spiegel Film and Television School
  • MoMA, Floor T2/T1 The Debra and Leon Black Family Film Center

Under the aegis of Renen Schorr, the Jerusalem Sam Spiegel School has produced some of the most exciting student films in international cinema today. In continued recognition of the School’s vibrant 30-year history, MoMA presents the Alumni Trilogy, featuring the North American premiere of The Voice of Ahmad (2019). For these collaborative anthologies, which also include Footsteps in Jerusalem (2013) and Voice Over (2018), prominent Spiegel graduates including Nadav Lapid, Nir Bergman, Tom Shoval, Moran Ifergan, David Ofek, and Shadi Habib Allah were invited to reflect on three influential, and controversial, works of 1960s Israeli cinema—David Perlov’s In Jerusalem (1963), Avshalom Katz and Ram Loevy’s I Am Ahmad (1966), and Avraham Heffner’s Slow Down (1967)—through contemporary short films of their own. Created in a region where the past is very much alive in the present, the Jerusalem Sam Spiegel Alumni Trilogy reminds us of the enduring power of art to provoke and inspire.

Organized by Joshua Siegel, Curator, Department of Film. Thanks to Renen Schorr and Ayelet Menahemi.

Film at MoMA is made possible by CHANEL.

Additional support is provided by the Annual Film Fund. Leadership support for the Annual Film Fund is provided by Steven Tisch, with major contributions from Jo Carole and Ronald S. Lauder, Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP), The Brown Foundation, Inc., of Houston, and The Junior Associates of The Museum of Modern Art.


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