Graphic Violence: Filmmaker Boaz Yakin Turns the War of Independence Into a Comic-book Novel

The highly regarded movie director and screenwriter says he was inspired by his family’s past to write a book that focuses on 'the loss of innocence, both of human beings and of Israel as a nation.’

NEW YORK – “It’s not a memoir, and of course it does not purport to be a work of history,” Jewish-American film director Boaz Yakin (“Fresh,” “Remember the Titans”) tells me at the outset of our conversation. He’s referring to his new graphic novel, “Jerusalem: A Family Portrait,” which tells the...