Q&A with FOUR WINTERS Filmmaker
Julia Mintz & Assistant District Attorney Dafna Yoran
Friday, September 23
Julia Mintz’s work focuses on narratives of bravery and resistance against unimaginable odds. She has been on the producing teams for films which have been shortlisted for the Academy Awards, have premiered at Cannes, Sundance and TriBeCa, and won Emmy, Peabody and festival awards. Her films can be seen on HBO, PBS, American Masters, Netflix, Amazon, and are shown on college campuses across the country. She has taught seminars and workshops worldwide, and has held an adjunct faculty position at LIU in NYC. Mintz has been a featured keynote and guest speaker for engagements in both the public and private sectors. Mintz is an award-winning artist and accomplished multigrant recipient for her work in visual arts and documentary film.
Dafna Yoran is the proud daughter of a partisan – Shalom Yoran, who deeply inspired the film and is the author of The Defiant: A True Story of Jewish Vengeance and Survival. Dafna is a Senior Trial Counsel at the New York County District Attorney’s Office, where she has been a prosecutor for the past 29 years. In that capacity, she holds defendants accountable for committing murders. She has prosecuted some of Manhattan’s most notorious murderers. Dafna was born and raised in Israel. She currently lives in Manhattan with her wife, Peruvian artist Ana De Orbegoso.