Israel 2023, 147 min, Hebrew and Arabic, Hebrew, Arabic & English subtitles

Two films that create one work about the 1948 War of Independence unfold along two axes. One in the past, retelling the events of the war through journals and letters that were written in real time – an ensemble of voices, Jewish and Arab, that create a human story about that dramatic war and allow a glimpse into the way the perception of this war was constructed on both sides. They’re accompanied by breathtaking original footage, a great part of it being shown for the first time.
In the present, the characters are battling over the war’s memory – researchers, archivists, members of the unit for detecting missing soldiers. Some are charges with maintaining the ethos, other with its deconstruction. Each one of them believes that how memory of this crucial war will be embedded is critical to the future of our lives here in Israel.

The film will be screened in two parts with a 10-minute break between them.

Born in Jerusalem, live and work in Tel Aviv. among her works: Born in Dear Yasin (2017), House Visit ( 2016) Husam Conflict (2021) Handa, Handa (2013)

Production: Mika Timor & Yotam Guendelman
Production Company: Silvio Films
Script: Neta Shoshani
Editing: Neta Dvorkis
Cinematography: Itay Raziel
Research: Lily Yudinski, Gal Rosenbluth, Archival visual research: Lily Yudinsky
Sound Design: Ronen Nagel
Music: Asher Goldshmit

Supporters & Broadcasters: KAN – Israeli Public Broadcast Corp