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Hagar Ben-Asher


Hagar Ben-Asher’s graduation film “Pathways” premiered in Cannes, Telluride, and won numerous prizes world wide. In 2010 she won the Cannes film festival residency program, where she wrote her script for her first feature film “The Slut”. After winning the Sundance script lab, as well as the Torino film lab, the film premiered in Cannes film festival of 2012 and was released worldwide. Her second feature film “The Burglar”, premiered in Rotterdam film festival. Her third feature film and first English speaking one, “Dead Women Walking” premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, then at the Venice film festival, to raving reviews and critical acclaim.

Recently she has been directing episodes of City On A Hill, for Showtime,(Kevin Bacon), and Bosch for Amazon.

She is currently in pre-production of her next feature film “The War Has Ended”, in a development process as creator, writer and director of a TV show for HBO, under the working title “Marilyn”, as well as two TV series for HOT, Israeli TV.


Agents of Change: pioneering female MENA voices in Film & TV
Fri, 13. Aug // 18:00, Literarisches Colloquium Berlin / Digital