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Ram Loewy, a young senior film director with Israel Television, has been awarded a Nieman Fellowship and will leave for Boston in September for a year’s post-graduate work at Harvard University. Loewy’s films have been acclaimed by the critics, but have also been the center of criticism because of much of their subject matter — the treatment of Arab villages in war-time. Efforts were made to have his movie, “Khirbet Khize,” made for Israel Television, banned from the screen. The film dealt with the morality of Israeli army actions in an Arab village during the 1956 fighting, and how the individual Israeli soldiers dealt with the moral problems arising out of orders they had received.