Censored Voices

Censored Voices

Israel / Deutschland 2014/2015, Dokumentarfilm

Inhalt

In 1967 Israel defeated a seemingly superior coalition of adversaries and expanded its territory by a factor of three. The country found itself in the full flush of victory. On the sidelines of the general wave of euphoria writer Amos Oz interviewed young kibbutzniks who had just returned from serving on the front. These men talked openly about what they had experienced; about the destruction, the horrors of war and their fears. They also spoke about the behaviour of Israeli troops towards their adversaries and were far more critical than Oz expected. The novelist had intended to publish the interviews at the time, but this never happened since a large part of the tapes were censored by the Israeli Army – and remain so today.

Extant fragments of the original recordings are juxtaposed with voices from newsreel archives and images of the conflict which help locate the audio testimonials in time. These former soldiers are now men in their seventies; movingly they now take in the doubts they had at the time about the sacrifice that was made in this war in order to achieve victory. Their voices could not be heard until now – yet they relate to the State of Israel as we know it today.

Source: 65. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Credits

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Director:Mor Loushy
Screenplay:Mor Loushy (Konzept), Daniel Sivan (Konzept)
Director of photography:Itai Raziel, Avner Shahaf
Colour grading:Felix Hüsken
Editing:Daniel Sivan
Sound design:Yoss Appelbaum
Sound:Stefan Korte
Music:Markus Aust
Participation:Amos Oz
Production company:One Man Show (Tel Aviv), kNow Productions (Tel Aviv/New York)
in co-production with:Made in Germany Filmproduktion (Köln), Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg (RBB) (Berlin + Potsdam), YES Docu TV (Kfar Saba)
in association with:Arte Deutschland TV GmbH (Baden-Baden), British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) (London)
Producer:Hilla Medalia, Daniel Sivan, Neta Zwebner-Zaibert
Co-Producer:Melanie Andernach, Jenny Raskin, Knut Losen
Executive producer:Dan Cogan, Guy Lavie, Dagmar Mielke, Nick Fraser, Danna Stern, Morgan Spurlock, Jeremy Chilnick, Ethan Goldman
Unit production manager:Amanda Garque
Original distributor:Real Fiction Filmverleih (Köln)
Funding:Film- und Medien Stiftung NRW (Düsseldorf)
Length:87 min
Format:DCP, 16:9
Picture/Sound:Farbe & s/w, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 13.07.2016, 161032, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Erstaufführung (DE): 07.02.2015, Berlin, IFF - Panorama Dokumente;
Kinostart (DE): 21.07.2016

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Originaltitel (DE) Censored Voices

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Original

Length:87 min
Format:DCP, 16:9
Picture/Sound:Farbe & s/w, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 13.07.2016, 161032, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Erstaufführung (DE): 07.02.2015, Berlin, IFF - Panorama Dokumente;
Kinostart (DE): 21.07.2016