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Amir Bar-Lev (born 1972) is an American film director, producer and writer from Berkeley, California.[1]

Bar-Lev is noted for his work in directing documentary films. He has directed such films as Fighter, a documentary film released August 24, 2001. The film received a Special Jury Citation in the 2000 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.[2] The 2007 documentary film My Kid Could Paint That was directed by Bar-Lev, and premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. The film was bought by Sony Pictures Classics in 2007.[3] He also served as co-producer of the 2009 Oscar nominated documentary Trouble the Water. Bar-Lev also directed The Tillman Story, which premiered as a Domestic Documentary Finalist at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. Bar-Lev directed Happy Valley, a film about the Penn State Jerry Sandusky Scandal. His most recent film, Long Strange Trip, explored the Grateful Dead.

Bar-Lev has taught documentary filmmaking at New York University.[citation needed] He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and three children.[4]


According to IMDB[better source needed] Bar-Lev has directed or produced the following works:[5]


  1. ^ indieWIRE - people: Amir Bar-Lev[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Official site of Fighter Archived 2007-09-06 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "My Kid Could Paint That" - company credits Archived 2010-06-11 at the Wayback Machine — on IMDB
  4. ^ Zeitchik, Steven (26 November 2014). "With Paterno-Sandusky doc 'Happy Valley,' unsettling cultural questions". Archived from the original on 28 September 2015 – via LA Times.
  5. ^ "Amir Bar-Lev". IMDb. Archived from the original on 2008-03-05.
  6. ^ MediaRights: Amir Bar-Lev's Shortlist Archived June 1, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ "The Tillman Story (2010)".
  8. ^ Abramovitch, Seth (October 23, 2014). "Martin Scorsese to Exec Produce Grateful Dead Doc". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on February 18, 2016. Retrieved February 28, 2017.
  9. ^ Bernstein, Scott (December 14, 2016). "Sundance to Host Premiere of Long Awaited Grateful Dead Documentary". JamBase. Archived from the original on February 26, 2017. Retrieved February 28, 2017.

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