filmmaker, culture critic
Rami Kimchi is an Israeli culture critic and filmmaker. He received his PhD in Near Eastern Studies from the University of Michigan. He has published many articles and two books, one of them – The Israeli Shtetls – Bourekas Films and Yiddish Literature (2012) – is about to be published in USA by University of Indiana Press soon (2020).Kimchi was also the winner of the Dov Sadan Prize for Hebrew Literature.
Apart from being a scholar in the field of contemporary Israeli culture Kimchi is a prominent Israeli filmmaker. Kimchi won international prizes for his film Galia’s Wedding at the International Film Festival in Jerusalem (best fiction) and the Munich International Film Festival (best program). His late film "The Night of Fools" won the Israeli Ministry of Culture prize (2015).