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Deb Shoval

Deb Shoval was raised by her Israeli father and American mother in a Pennsylvania coal town, where she owns an organic vegetable farm.  Themes that interest Shoval remain constant as she develops a “house” of film, as Fassbinder called it: land and the landless; diaspora, exile and home; how human beings transcend apathy. Shoval’s short AWOL premiered at Sundance (2011), winning awards from Kodak, Technicolor, and Women in Film, and was featured in The New York Times.