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Avner Shalev Yad Vashem Chairman’s Award for 2009 Given to the German Director Michael Verhoeven

Michael Verhoeven (right) receiving the "Avner Shalev Yad Vashem Chairman's Award" at the 2009 Jerusalem International Film Festival. The award was presented to him by Avner Shalev, Chairman of the Yad Vashem Directorate (center) and Liat Benhabib, Director of the Visual Center at Yad Vashem. Michael Verhoeven (right) receiving the "Avner Shalev Yad Vashem Chairman's Award" at the 2009 Jerusalem International Film Festival. The award was presented to him by Avner Shalev, Chairman of the Yad Vashem Directorate (center) and Liat Benhabib, Director of the Visual Center at Yad Vashem.
Michael Verhoeven (right) receiving the "Avner Shalev Yad Vashem Chairman's Award" at the 2009 Jerusalem International Film Festival. The award was presented to him by Avner Shalev, Chairman of the Yad Vashem Directorate (center) and Liat Benhabib, Director of the Visual Center at Yad Vashem.Michael Verhoeven (right) receiving the "Avner Shalev Yad Vashem Chairman's Award" at the 2009 Jerusalem International Film Festival. The award was presented to him by Avner Shalev, Chairman of the Yad Vashem Directorate (center) and Liat Benhabib, Director of the Visual Center at Yad Vashem.

A special screening of the film Human Failure, Winner of the 2009 Avner Shalev Yad Vashem Chairman’s Award at the Jerusalem International Film Festival, took place at the Jerusalem Cinematheque. The Award is given annually through the generosity of Michaela and Leon Constantiner. The screening took place in the presence of director Michael Verhoeven, who arrived specially from Germany for the event, and Yad Vashem Chairman Avner Shalev, and in conjunction with the Yad Vashem Visual Center and the Jerusalem, Haifa and Tel Aviv Cinematheques.