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Boaz Dvir

Boaz Dvir is an award-winning filmmaker and Penn State University journalism and film faculty member. His first documentary, “Jessie’s Dad,” won Best Documentary at the ITN Distribution Film & New Media Festival in Los Angeles and the CINE Special Jury Award. “A Wing and a Prayer” has been airing on PBS stations around the United States.

A Holocaust Survivor’s German Rifle

August 3, 2015, by

After the 1991 Gulf War – during which I gathered real-time information about Saddam’s Scud assaults for Israel Defense Forces Spokesman Nachman Shai – I earned my first military leave. Friends invited me to reef dive Eilat’s crystal clear Red Sea and bodysurf Caesarea’s Roman aqueduct-framed beach. To everyone’s surprise, including my grandfather’s, I opted

Lou Lenart Always Played Hard to Get

July 30, 2015, by

The first time I called Lou Lenart, who died Monday at the age of 94, he said he wanted nothing to do with me. It was 2009. I was in Los Angeles directing a 10-day shoot for A WING AND A PRAYER, a PBS documentary that tells the story of World War II aviators who