“A DAY IN THE LIFE” WITH FILMMAKER AND WRITER YOSEF BARAKI

Yosef Baraki was four when a newspaper published his first artwork, a hand-painted hippo.

Yosef Baraki

Yosef Baraki was four when a newspaper published his first artwork, a hand-painted hippo. Unfortunately the painting didn’t survive and a quarter of a century later, Yosef still wonders why his crude depiction of an ungulate captured people’s interest.

He can’t recall that he did it on a whim, hastily etching the animal onto a freshly coated canvas, his index finger splitting the paint as if he was parting the red sea.

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