Yoav Potash is an award-winning filmmaker, writer, and social justice advocate.

For his work in producing and directing CRIME AFTER CRIME, Yoav has earned many awards including the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, The National Board of Review’s Freedom of Expression Award, The Hillman Prize for Broadcast Journalism, and over 20 other top honors for documentaries in the US and abroad. CRIME AFTER CRIME and the accompanying outreach campaign that Yoav founded have helped spark Free From Abuse, a project to change criminal justice legislation in multiple US states. The film is now available on Amazon Prime.

Yoav’s other recent work includes the documentary FOOD STAMPED, winner of the Jury Prize at the San Francisco Independent Film Festival and an official selection of Whole Foods Market’s online film festival, Do Something Reel. FOOD STAMPED was nationally broadcast on Pivot, Participant Media’s cable/satellite network.

Yoav also produces content for many top corporations including Apple and Neutrogena, as well as for leading nonprofit foundations and social services agencies. He is a graduate of UC Berkeley, where he earned the university’s top prize in creative writing. He is currently writing a screenplay for a dramatic motion picture based on CRIME AFTER CRIME.

Yoav Potash


book trailer for “Free Spirit,” directed by Yoav Potash

trailer for “Crime After Crime,” produced & directed by Yoav Potash

trailer for “Food Stamped,” co-produced & directed by Yoav Potash


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