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Ofra Bikel

Ofra Bikel (born in Israel) is a documentary filmmaker, and television producer. For more than two decades she was a mainstay of the acclaimed PBS series FRONTLINE producing over 25 award-winning documentaries, ranging from foreign affairs to critiques of the U.S. criminal justice system.[1]

She graduated from the University of Paris and the Institut d'Études Politiques de Paris. She was married briefly to actor and folk singer, Theodore Bikel. She was a researcher for Time, Newsweek, and ABC Television. She moved to public television, producing films for the WGBH series World and later for the long-running series Frontline. In the mid-1970s, Bikel moved to her native Israel and produced more than 15 films. She returned to the U.S. in 1977.[2]

Her documentary films intersperse long interviews with sharp, silent, moments.[3]



  • The Confessions, 2010
  • Close to Home, 2009
  • The Hugo Chávez Show, November 2008
  • When Kids Get Life, 2007
  • The Unexpected Candidate, March 2006
  • The O.J. Verdict (2005)
  • The Plea (2004)
  • Requiem for Frank Lee Smith (2002)
  • Saving Elian (2001)
  • The Case for Innocence, January 2000
  • Snitch (1999)
  • The Search for Satan (1995)
  • Divided Memories (1995)
  • Clarence Thomas and Anita Hill: Public Hearing, Private Pain (1992)
  • Poland--The Morning After (1990)
  • American Games, Japanese Rules (1988)
  • Israel: The Price of Victory (1987)
  • The Russians Are Here (1983)
  • Who Killed Sadat? (1982)
  • Innocence Lost: The Plea (1997)
  • Innocence Lost: The Verdict (1993)
  • Innocence Lost (1991)[8]


  1. ^ https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/person/ofra-bikel/
  2. ^ "Producer Ofra Bikel | About Us | FRONTLINE | PBS". pbs.org. Retrieved .
  3. ^ "Conversations: Ofra Bikel; The Patience and Passion Of a Documentary Film Maker", The New York Times, Susan Chira, August 1, 1993
  4. ^ http://www.journalism.columbia.edu/cs/ContentServer/jrn/1175373378568/page/1175373377534/simplepage.htm%3E
  5. ^ "News Emmy Awards - 25th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Award Press Release - PART B". Archived from the original on 2010-09-22. Retrieved .
  6. ^ "NACDL - News Release ~ 11/04/2000". criminaljustice.org. Archived from the original on 2007-11-16. Retrieved .
  7. ^ "Banff Television Festival (1994)". imdb.com. Retrieved .
  8. ^ "Ofra Bikel - IMDb". imdb.com. Retrieved .

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