Lia Tarachansky is a journalist, filmmaker, and multimedia artist. Born in the former Soviet Union she grew up in Israel/Palestine and then moved to Canada/Turtle Island. She's worked as an Israel/Palestine correspondent, video journalist, investigative reporter, and writer.
Tarachansky has directed three feature films including a 2012 BBC World film profiling the Israeli version of the Occupy Wall Street movement. In 2013 she released ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD, a film about Israeli collective denial of the mass displacement of Palestinians in 1948, and in 2015 she released ETHNOCRACY: ISRAEL'S AFRICAN REFUGEES about the Netanyahu government's five-point plan to make Israel a refugee-free nation. Since 2017 Tarachansky has been making a number of Shorts, including her 2017 experimental, OCEAN, which won the Best Women in Film & the Best Short Short awards.
Today she's developing several films and a number of projects with new media such as soundwalks, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and Interactive documentary as part of her PhD at York University. On the weekends she runs the Winchevsky Shule, Toronto's secular social-justice Jewish School for kids 2-B'Mitzvah age.