Amos Gitai, born in Haifa, in 1950, is an Israeli author and director. His long filmography, in both documentary and fiction, explores the complexity of the geopolitical reality of the Middle East and the Arab-Israeli conflict, through trilogies on topics like the land, exile (Esther, 1985, Berlin-Jerusalem, 1989 and Golem, l’esprit de l’exil, 1991), the city and the border (Terre Promise, 2004, Free Zone, 2005 and Désengagement, 2007). In Rabin, the Last Day (2015), he dissects the events behind the assassination of Israel’s Prime Minister, Yitzhak Rabin. He has won prestigious awards throughout his career, including the Rosselini Prize (2005) and the Robert Bresson Prize (2013).