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Yael is an award-winning director and producer who premiered her first feature, A Slim Peace at the Tribeca Film Festival. The Sundance Channel broadcast the documentary in the United States, and it was distributed worldwide. Yael recently completed co-directing/producing an award-winning documentary Maine Girls that premiered at the 2017 Camden International Film Festival, currently screening at festivals and distributed on Kanopy and produced a documentary feature on Boko Haram for Voice of America/Creative Associates. Yael's prior films include My Favorite Neoconservative, which screened at the San Francisco, Boston, and Washington, D.C. Jewish Film Festivals and To Step Forward Myself, which premiered at the 2016 Atlanta Jewish Film Festival and won both the Audience Award and The Robinson International Short Film Silver Prize. Currently, Yael is making films for production and commercial companies, organizations, and non-profits, and serving on the Advisory Board of Stone Soup Films. Yael's first job after film school was fortunate to work as Oscar-nominated acclaimed director Mike Leigh's researcher on his production of "Two-thousand Years," a play at London's National Theatre. Her first couple of short films have been widely distributed, among them Hans Rausing and Yitzhak Rabin: 1922-1995, a New Regency production.