Eyal Sivan was born in 1964 in Haifa/Israel and grew up in Jerusalem. He began his career working as a fashion photographer and moved to Paris in 1985. In 1987, he began making documentary films. His Adolf Eichmann portrait Der Spezialist (1999) caused quite a stir on the international circuit. A selection of his other films includes: Aqabat Jaber – Vie de Passage (1987), Israland (1991), Jerusalems le Syndrome Borderline (1994), Aqabat Jaber – Friede ohne Wiederkehr? (1995), and I Love You All (Aus Liebe zum Volk, 2004).