Censored Voices

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Censored Voices

Mor Loushy
Israel/D, 2015
Documentaries, 84min, OmeU

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Censored Voices

Mor Loushy
Israel/D, 2015
Documentaries, 84min, OmeU

Cast: 
Amos Oz
Screenplay: 
Mor Loushy
Daniel Sivan
Sound: 
Stefan Korte
Camera: 
Itai Raziel
Avner Shahaf
Editor: 
Daniel Sivan
Composer: 
Markus Aust
Yoss Appelbaum

Production: 
kNow Productions
One Man Show
Made in Germany Filmproduktion
World Sales: 
Dogwoof Global
Format: 
DCP
Color and Black/White

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)