IsraelCast Episode 156
Actor and filmmaker Yuval David knows the power of advocacy. Encouraged to change his name because it was “too foreign,” David stayed true to who he was, and rose through the industry to win multiple Emmys, as well as become a staunch supporter of the Jewish and LGBTQ communities. And despite pressure from outside forces, including some of his peers, he continues to fight Jew hatred and anti-Zionism daily. Host Steven Shalowitz sits down with David to discuss the discrimination he’s faced in the film industry and how he rose above it, what Zionism means to him, and his LGBTQ activism in the Middle East.
Yuval David is an award-winning actor, host, director, and filmmaker and a leading Jewish LGBTQ activist. David directs and writes short- and full-length films, documentaries, web-series as well as digital and TV content. As an actor, he has played leading roles in film, television, theatre, web, and digital media, as well as voice overs. David has won multiple local Emmys for hosting One Actor Short. He is a big believer in advocating for the marginalized and under-represented and uses his creative work as a vehicle for the greater good on behalf of highly respected US and international organizations.