Dan Setton studied film and television in London 1975 -77. In 1978, he returned to Jerusalem where he worked in Israel television as a film director for several years. In 1988, Setton formed SET Productions, a film and television company with offices in both Jerusalem and New York.
His film, "KAPO", was the winner of the 2000 International Emmy Award for Best Documentary. KAPO, co-directed by Tor Ben- Mayor, is a film about the role assumed by many Jews, living in the impossible reality of the ghettos, and later in Nazi concentration camps, who helped to keep the machine well oiled, and were drawn into sharing the burden of guilt.