Hagar Ben-Asher, director of "The Slut" and "The Burglar." Guy Nahum Levy

How an Acclaimed Israeli Director Ended Up on Death Row

With low-budget films 'The Slut' and 'The Burglar,' Hagar Ben-Asher has established herself as one of Israel's most in-your-face filmmakers. Her next two projects are set to elevate her status internationally – just don't call her Julia Roberts

It is easy to spot Israeli writer-director-actor Hagar Ben-Asher when she enters the caf for our interview. You just can’t miss that mass of endless red curls. On the one hand, it looks unkempt and defiant,...

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