Leeronne Tamir, Field Producer

   With an impressive record and wide range of experience, Leeronne has produced TV shows, film

   and image movies for large companies.

  Rotem Yaron, Director of Photography

   Experienced in both Directing and Directing Photography. His work includes directing and/ or shooting

   for films, short films, documentaries, TV productions, commercials & TV promos and music videos.

  Roger Goldberg, Assistant Producer

  A graduate of Brandeis University and holds graduate degrees in both psychology and graphic 

  design.  He enjoys traveling and has lived and studied in Venezuela, Holland, Israel, and the Czech 

  Republic.  After graduating from Brandeis, Roger received scholarships from the German Academic

  Exchange Service, Brandeis University, and the German run Future Foundation for a year-long

  academic stay in Berlin, Germany.  During this time he worked as an intern at the Berlin Center for the

  Treatment of Torture Victims, and had several articles about his experiences published in the Humboldt

  University Press and various Jewish newspapers in the United States.  Roger is currently based in New

  York City.


Nurit Jugend, Director and Project Producer

They Played For Their Lives is a 501c3 non-profit organization with the mission to educate

future generations about the Holocaust and strive for more tolerance and acceptance

among people worldwide. The film aims to keep the conversation about the Holocaust alive.

Though countless lives, cultures and nations may be destroyed through trauma and genocide,

their legacies live on in songs, compositions, musical instruments and those who survived.

With this film I would like to honor the memory of those persecuted and acknowledge their

legacy. I would like to send the message that music is a universal language, which speaks to all

mankind. It is one of the more powerful resources available to us all; it can offer people a temporary relief while physically being in horrific circumstances, and has the ability to empower the inherent resilience we as human beings have within ourselves. Music has the power to unite people regardless of faith or religion. It can be utilized to embolden people for tolerance and acceptance of one another.

Dr. Nurit Jugend is a composer, lecturer and music teacher. She gives music appreciation classes at seminars, conferences, special events, and teaches regularly at the Stanford Continuing Education Program at Stanford University. Her works are played by leading performers and conductors.

  Aaron I. Butler, Producer & Editor

  Aaron I. Butler, ACE is an Emmy award winning, ACE Eddie award nominated and PGA award

  nominated   editor and producer.

  His previous projects include the Emmy winning documentary OUT OF IRAQ, the Emmy nominated  

  documentary series THE SIXTIES, the IDA award winning Showtime documentary series TIME OF DEATH,

  the Emmy and Eddie nominated HBO documentary AMERICAN WINTER, and the Emmy nominated

  and Peabody award winning documentary series THE RISE AND FALL OF JIM CROW.

  His most recent documentary was the HBO theatrical film CRIES FROM SYRIA which premiered at the

  Sundance Film Festival. The film was nominated for four Emmys, an ACE Eddie award, a PGA award,

  and a Satellite award and won a Critic’s Choice award, the IDA’s Courage Under Fire Award, the

                                          Cinema for Peace award and the Humanitas Prize.

  Ari Binus, Illustrator

  A freelance illustrator and creative consultant. Ari has illustrated five children's books, including

  The Littlest Tree and King David & Akavish The Spider, both written by Sylvia Rouss, and Hayyim's

  Ghost, written by Eric Kimmel. Ari uses traditional and digital media, and aims to create pieces

  that impart a sense of drama and emotion. www.aribinus.com.

Tamar Ish-Shalom, Director of Photography

Tamar is senior anchorwoman for  channel 10 news TV in Israel.