The protest against the communication minister's desire to close the public broadcasting corporation is getting a surprising boost.
In a post she uploaded today (Thursday) to her Facebook account, Ola Kravchenko, known as AK from "Shadow of Truth" - the docu-series that investigated the Tair Rada murder case - wrote about how the corporation helped her clear her name.
This is after the last episode of the series, released in 2016, raised the possibility that she is the real killer of the girl.
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Ola Kravchenko in court, photo: Gil Eliyahu/Gini
5 years later, in March of 2021, an 11th documentary called "Heavy Shadow: The Story of AK" was broadcast here.
This documentary dealt with her, focused on how she bore the mark of Cain as a result of the accusation, and helped improve her public image.
"If it weren't for the 'Kan' broadcasting corporation, I wouldn't be here today," wrote Ola, who omitted her last name on the social network and was called Ola Timmer.
"It's not a slogan, it's the reality. 'Here' is the house that gave the film 'Tsel Havod' funding and stage. A film that the director Ido Har made and tells the stories of hardship. Following the release of the film, today I have the strength and possibility to fight back, against all those who hurt and trampled me.
"I don't know what would have happened to me if it weren't for the film, if the corporation hadn't sponsored the film. Rather... I do know. Without the corporation's warm shoulder, today I would continue to be attacked, denounced and ostracized. Maybe even worse than that. I I also don't know what will happen to many, many like me, human stories that are complex and painful to deal with."
In this way, as mentioned, Timar joins the fight of many for the vision of the new Minister of Communications Shlomo Karai, who stated that he is no longer interested in public broadcasting in Israel and that he plans to work to reduce the budget of the Public Broadcasting Corporation.
Timar also added, in the text that accompanied a photo in which she is seen holding a sign that reads "If it wasn't 'here' I wouldn't be here today": "This is the truth, those who act out of a mission, like the people of the corporation, and those who take brave steps, like we did with the film" A heavy shadow', gets to influence, change, help, and illuminate places that commercial entities would not necessarily deal with.
Minister Shlomo Karai.
will close the public broadcasting?, photo: archive
"Besides, beyond the fact that thanks to 'Kan' I am here with you today - strong, fighting against those who hurt me and creating - they have simply excellent and intelligent content, and I am a devout fan."
She ended her words with a request: "Don't let the corporation, this house, disappear."
The Communications Ministry was asked not to comment on the matter.
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