Aside from being a talented young international barrister, BWL’s Joseph Oppenheimer is also a budding film writer and director with a number of short documentaries and films under his belt. Joseph directed to some acclaim the documentary Checkpoint, which explored the sensitive issue of Palestinian freedom of movement in the West Bank in the Middle East and most recently he wrote and directed the short film Lion in the Tent. It was this last production that brought Joseph to the attention of the American Film Institute, which has offered him a scholarship to its prestigious two-year directing course in Los Angeles, California. Joseph of course accepted the AFI’s offer and all within BWL are delighted for him. Joseph will be on sabbatical from August 2014.
Joseph is a member of BWL’s Rule of Law and International Humanitarian Law Teams.