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Hanan Harchol is a New York based artist, filmmaker, animator, and classical guitarist. Harchol was born in Kibbutz Kinneret, Israel, and moved to the US at the age of two.Harchol is currently in postproduction on a live-action dramatic feature film, entitled About a Teacher, which he wrote, directed, and produced, based on his experience teaching filmmaking to inner-city public high school students. The expected release date is early 2020.In his artwork, Hanan Harchol addresses psychological, sociological, and ethical themes through narrative drawings, paintings, animation, and film, that feature Harchol and often his parents as protagonists. Harchol uses personal experiences and the family as a microcosm for the larger human condition, exploring the universal through the personal.
Harchol's animations have been broadcast on Channel 13, and at over 100 film festivals nationwide. Harchol's animated series Jewish Food For Thought, which is generously funded by The Covenant Foundation, with Fiscal Sponsorship by FJC and the Foundation for Jewish Culture, centers on Jewish ethical teachings, and is used as an educational resource by countless schools and synagogues across the country, and was featured on websites ranging from NPR's OnBeing.org, to URJ.org, and Aish.com, and is broadcast on Jewish Life TV and Shalom TV. Harchol's animations, drawings, and paintings were the subject of a solo, catalogued museum exhibition at The Hebrew Union College Museum in New York, which subsequently traveled around the country.
In addition to his artwork, Harchol is a professional classical guitarist, who has broadcast solo recitals on WQXR, New York, and has recorded eleven best-selling CDs.