I am the son of a farmer who never held a camera in his life but always taught me how to see, how to expect the rain, and when to prepare for the winds of spring.
I began filming when following my father to the fields, witnessing unnoticed and unrecorded sweat of Arab-Jewish immigrants (from Iran to Israel).
Yehuda Sharim is a writer, photographer. filmmaker, and poet. His work focuses on the relationship between the quotidian and poetic. Sharim’s films have appeared in film festivals, artistic venues, and universities across the world. His work offers an intimate portrayal of those who refuse to surrender amidst daily devastation and culminating strife, offering a vision for equality and a renewed solidarity in a divisive world. He currently serves as an Assistant Professor in the Program of Global Art Studies, University of California, Merced.