Dan Setton was Born in Cairo, Egypt, in 1951, and studied film in London. His films combine meticulous direction and carefully crafted interviews with intriguing, otherwise inaccessible individuals. The results are penetrating insights into the two worlds that shape his own identity as an Israeli: the dilemmas and horrors of the Holocaust, and for the past decade, the intricacies of the Middle East conflict. Often intensely personal, they are also of unusual journalistic quality.
In 2002 this rare combination received official recognition when his film SHATTERED DREAMS OF PEACE received the Peabody Award for Broadcast Journalism. This was followed by the reception of an International Emmy in 2000 for his film KAPO. Setton received his second Emmy for Outstanding Achievement in Direction for his 2003 film IN THE NAME OF GOD, about the phenomenon of suicide bombers within radical Islam. Setton was the first and so far only Israeli director to have won an International Emmy.