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About Ruth Berdah-Canet

French by birth
American by fate
Israeli by choice
Japanese by design
Favorite TV show: Frasier (not ashamed)
Favorite food: raclette
What's in my pocket right now? a pacifier...
If I was a vegetable: A roasted cauliflower from Miznon (Tel Aviv)



Ruth is all of the things you'd want a director/producer to be: responsive, nimble, anticipatory, clear. Her collaborative style was a perfect blend with our campaign team, contributing several critical points that helped inform the final script. In spite of shifts in concept and deadline she kept everyone current on status, and aligned on content, delivering on time and budget. I look forward to working with her again!

Amy Hartzler - Creative Director -Do Good Better

Washington DC



I have had the great pleasure of working with Ruth on our ongoing Film & Society Series, which she produces and directs brilliantly. When Ruth is behind the camera directing me, I know I am in professional and confident hands. She is full of fantastic ideas, is always enthusiastic and encouraging, and is an absolute dream to collaborate with. As a director, her sense of composition is marvelous; and she is truly masterful at getting the on-camera talent to perform at its best.

Max Alvarez - Film scholar and host of Film & Society Series

New York, NY


It’s always a pleasurable experience working with Ruth.  Her superior work ethic and the quality of her works have never failed to impress me. She has keen eyes to see through the points in a deeper level while having the ability to encapsulate them in the way in which each project requires. She also has a rare talent to make the interviewees talkative without being too inquisitive. But what really makes her work unique is the way she tells stories. That’s truly her signature.

Noriko Komura - Editor in Chief - Chopsticks NY

New York


I first worked with Ruth on the production of a promotional film for the United Nations. She delivered a finished product that surpassed all expectations, combining a brilliant creative vision with effective messaging. Ruth brought an energetic, entrepreneurial streak to all aspects of the production, which ensured that the piece was delivered on time and within budget. She also displayed outstanding political and cultural awareness, and went to great lengths to ensure the film synced with the strategic communication needs and values of the United Nations. I have subsequently used Ruth again on a number of other film projects, where she displayed the same extraordinary talent.

Dex Torricke-Barton - United Nations

New York, NY


She always knows what she should be doing.  That's fabulous.

Hiro Mizuno - Nikkei Business -

Tokyo, Japan

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