Censored Voices

Mor Loushy
Israel, DEU 2015
84 min

The 1967 “Six-Day” war ended with Israel’s decisive victory. One week after the war, a group of young kibbutzniks, led by author Amos Oz, recorded intimate conversations with soldiers returning from the battlefield. The recording revealed an honest look at the moment Israel turned from David to Goliath. The Israeli army censored the recordings, allowing the kibbutzninks to publish only a fragment of the conversations. CENSORED VOICES reveals the original recordings for the first time. “Beyond the accounts of killing prisoners and civilians, perhaps the most striking element of the film is that within a week or two of the war’s end, these soldiers questioned its wisdom. ‘I think that in the next round the Arabs’ hatred towards us will be much more serious and profound’, one says. Already ambivalent about the occupation of Palestinian territory, another worries, ‘Not only did this war not solve the state’s problems, but it complicated them in a way that’ll be very hard to solve.’” (Jodi Rudoren)

  • Mor Loushy
  • Daniel Sivan
  • Avner Shahaf
  • Itai Raziel
  • Stefan Korte
  • Daniel Sivan
  • Markus Aust
  • Yoss Appelbaum
  • Amos Oz
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