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Yoav Potash

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Name  Yoav Potash
Role  Filmmaker
Ex-spouse  Shira Potash

Yoav Potash

Education  University of California, Berkeley
Movies  Crime After Crime, Food Stamped, Minute Matrimony
People also search for  Deborah Peagler, Joshua Safran

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Yoav Potash is a writer and filmmaker whose works include the documentaries Crime After Crime and Food Stamped.

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Movies

Potash produced and directed the film Crime After Crime, about the legal battle to free Deborah Peagler from a California prison. The film premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and went on to win dozens of awards in the US and abroad. Potash produced the documentary over a five and a half year span, an experience he wrote about for The Wall Street Journal. The film was broadcast on OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network, as part of the OWN Documentary Club. Awards the film has received include the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, The National Board of Review’s Freedom of Expression Award, The Hillman Prize for Broadcast Journalism, and over 20 other top honors for documentaries in the US and abroad. The film was a New York Times Critics' Pick.

Potash's film Food Stamped documents the challenges of eating healthy on a food stamp budget. The film won the Jury Prize at the San Francisco Independent Film Festival and was nationally broadcast on Pivot, Participant Media's satellite and cable network. "Food Stamped" was also an official selection of Whole Foods Market’s online film festival, Do Something Reel. and was featured on CNN Money.

In 2012, The Hollywood Reporter reported that Potash is currently working to adapt Crime After Crime into a dramatic major motion picture. In 2013, Potash's screenplay for that project ranked in the top 1% of over 3,000 dramatic scripts entered in the Austin Film Festival Screenplay Competition. That same year, Potash was selected to participate in the Film Independent Producing Lab to further develop the dramatic adaptation project.

Personal life

Potash, Jewish, was raised by a Jewish, Israeli father and an American Jewish mother.

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Yoav Potash Wikipedia