Professor Haim Bresheeth is a filmmaker, photographer and a film
studies scholar, at University of East London since early 2002. His
books include the best-selling Introduction to the Holocaust (with Stuart Hood, 2 reprints since 1997), the first version was titled Holocaust for Beginners
(1993) and was reprinted a number of times; This title was also
published in Turkish and Croatian translations, and is being translated
into other languages. His edited volumes include The Gulf War and the New World Order, (with Nira Yuval-Davis) published in 1992 by Zed Books, Cinema and Memory: Dangerous Liaisons, Co-edited with Zand, S and Zimmerman, M Jerusalem, Zalman Shazar Centre (Hebrew) 2004, and a special double-issue of Third Text ,(September, 2006), on Palestinian and Israeli Art, Photography, Architecture and Cinema (co-edited with Haifa Hammami).
He has been on the Editorial Board of the Journal Khamsin
for many years until its demise in 1991, and has published widely in
Hebrew and English on Palestinian and Israeli film, and is currently
working on the representation of the other and stranger in European film. His films include the widely-shown State of Danger (1989, BBC2) – a documentary on the first Palestinian Intifada.
He has also written many newspaper articles in Hebrew, mainly published
in the Israeli Ha’aretz broadsheet, as well as English language
articles, mainly published by the Cairo-based Al-Ahram Weekly. He is
Director of the new UEL research centre – Matrix East Research Lab –
concentrating on the Digital Arts and Cybercultures.