On June 20, filmmaker/artist Eva Lanska premiered a powerful documentary short film created in support of MANNA, the UK branch of Meir Panim, Israel’s largest assistance network for the needy, at a gala fundraising event held in London.
The event raised 300,000 Euro for the charitable organization that helps to feed children, families and Holocaust survivors in Israel.
Lanska joined Israeli VIPs and celebrities in support of the important organization, including singer Idan Raichel, who performed at the event.
“For many years I have volunteered for several organizations that help children adapt to society and support their education. My wish is to share my experiences to try to inspire the underserved youth and to raise funds to help them,” comments Lanska. “ The power of film is incredible. As a director, I’m happy that my professional knowledge can be utilized to serve charitable humanitarian organizations like Meir Panim.”
The short documentary is available now on YouTube. The film’s director of photography is Itay Weinbroom. Watch below:
REELated: Eva Lanska’s ‘Motek’ premieres on It’s a Short
Lanska adds, “The volunteers featured in my film are very special people, with some having invested more than 20 years of their lives helping others. I was compelled to inform the world about them. With my film, I want to spotlight their dedication and selflessness.”
Lanska and her team recently traveled to Israel to produce the documentary that features the faces of Meir Panim, including a young boy named Omri, CEO Benjamin Ebenboim, and several long time volunteers, Laura and manager Ilanit Hafuta, who have tirelessly worked for the charity for decades.
Lanska recently donated the proceeds of an NFT from her installation “The Existential Choice” that sold for 3,000 GBP at a special charity auction in support of United Hatzalah of Israel.
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