Bagrut Lochamim

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Bagrut Lochamim

Soldier/Citizen

Silvina Landsmann
Israel, 2012
Documentaries, 70min, OmeU

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Bagrut Lochamim

Silvina Landsmann
Israel, 2012
Documentaries, 70min, OmeU

Screenplay: 
Silvina Landsmann
Sound: 
Shiri Bar on
Guy Barkay
Itamar Goldman
Camera: 
Silvina Landsmann
Editor: 
Gil Shnaiderovich

Production: 
Comino Films
World Sales: 
Doc & Film International
Format: 
DigiBeta
Color

Fresh off a mandatory military tour, a group of Israeli combat soldiers participates in a series of army-sponsored courses in order to graduate from high school. Part of the curriculum is a civic studies course that asks the soldiers to contemplate issues of human rights and democracy as they pertain to Israel as a state, a nation and a country. The students engage in heated debate as the teacher repeatedly challenges them on their views and opinions, opinions formed largely from their recent and often harrowing personal experiences in the military. It’s a fascinating process, one that puts into sharp perspective some of the challenges facing modern-day Israel, a country full of violence and contradictions. (Shannon Abel)

In the presence of Silvina Landsmann.