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Heather Tenzer

Heather Tenzer

Documentary Film and Video

About

Heather Tenzer comes from New York City. She received her B.A. in English Literature from Oberlin College in Ohio. Before coming to Stanford she worked as a writer and reporter. She also worked on directing an independent documentary film about the inequitable distribution of water among Jews and Arabs living in the Occupied Palestinian Territories and Israel.


The Space In Between

digital video

JUNE, 2003
VIDEO DURATION: 19:25 MIN.

Sitting on her living room sofa in Woodstock, NY, Ellen heals a man 20,000 miles, and three time zones away from her. How does she do it? The Space In Between examines how four different healers ”channel" energy to people in pain.


Growing Up Zionist

16mm color film

JUNE, 2002
VIDEO DURATION: 7:22 MIN.
The filmmaker, an American Jew, witnesses Palestinian suffering first-hand on a visit to the Occupied Palestinian Territories. She tries to reconcile what she sees with her own Jewish values.

Awards, Festivals, and Screenings

Flicker Film Festival, 2003
Leeds Underground Film Festival (UK), 2003

The Revolution Begins at Home

digital video

Co-directed by Dan Bree
MARCH, 2002
VIDEO DURATION: 9:30 MIN.

Leftist radicals who believed in an armed struggle, Karen and Jody were on the run from the FBI for more than a decade. The Revolution Begins at Home chronicles their plans to break political prisoners out of jail, their flight to evade arrest and their long years underground.


Mensch

16mm black and white film

DECEMBER, 2001
VIDEO DURATION: 3:30 MIN.
Can a nice Hasidic woman find her soulmate before she is over the hill? At 23, Aviva has been on a number of traditional dates pre-arranged for her by matchmakers. But while all of her friends are now married with children, Aviva remains single.

Awards, Festivals, and Screenings

Next Frame Film Festival, 2003