25th TiDF: Greek Premiere

Making war is a storyteller’s job. A good story is crucial to legitimizing the use of military force. That’s why militaries need strong promotion and Israel is a model country in promoting its military ventures. We’ve successfully colonized, occupied and overgrown, and only got stronger and more accepted amongst the nations. Our history as persecuted Jews, and our enlightened democracy are both in use in our solid PR kit. But before pitching our story to the world, we need to pitch it to our children. As moral corruption linked with apartheid thrives, avoiding military service becomes a threat. For some children we’ll offer benefits, for most we’ll sell fictitious promises. Every child is screened to serve with bearable pressure and an adjusted amount of exposure to violence. This is the story of children who resisted being enlisted but were capitulated. Their stories were never told as they died during their service. Through a narration based on their haunting diaries, the film depicts their inner turmoil. It interweaves first-hand military images, key moments from childhood until enlistment, and home videos of the deceased soldiers whose stories are silenced and seen as a national threat.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Guy Davidi
Script: Guy Davidi
Cinematography: Avner Shahaf, Guy Davidi
Editing: Guy Davidi
Sound: Heikki Kossi
Music: Snorri Hallgrímsson
Production: Danish Documentary, Medalia Productions
Producers: Sigrid Jonsson Dyekjær, Hilla Medalia
Co-production: Real Lava, Making Movies, Sagafilm, Guy Dvd Films
Co-producers: Kaarle Aho, Margrét Jónasdóttir
Executive producer: Eva Mulvad, Mikala Krogh, Pernille Rose Grønkjær, Rinat Klein Maron, Dorit Hesse
Narration: Ron Adler, Doron Assaf, Rotem Shapira, Ofer Weisburt, Yogev Yechieli
Format: DCP
Color: Colour
Production Country: Denmark, Israel, Finland, Iceland
Production Year: 2022
Duration: 100'
Contact: Autlook Filmsales

Guy Davidi


2006 In Working Progress (short)
2009 Women Defying Barriers (short)
2010 Interrupted Streams
2012 5 Broken Cameras (co-direction)
2014 High Hopes (short)
2016 Mixed Feelings
2022 Innocence