Saturday, December 5, 2015

Saturday Short

I could see myself in those kids who were carried
in their parents' arms, when my father carried me.
Perhaps that's the tragedy, that I identified with
the other side, with our enemies.
~ Unidentified Israeli Soldier

Today's short is the trailer for the 84-minute Censored Voices (kNow Productions, One Man Show), a documentary from filmmaker and director Mor Loushy. Awarded the Israeli Academy of Film and Television's 2015 Ophir Award ("Israeli Oscar") for Best Documentary, the film relates the conversations of disillusioned Israeli soldiers returning from 1967 Israeli-Arab Six-Day War and how the recordings came to be censored by the Israeli army. The original recordings, made by Amos Oz,  an Israeli writer, novelist, and journalist, are aired for the first time in Censored Voices

At this time in our lives of profound witness, this film offers much to consider.

The trailer also is available on Vimeo.

This year, the documentary, which is in English and Hebrew, has been screened at Sundance Film Festival 2015, Berlinale 2015, Hot Docs 2015, and BFI London Film Festival 2015.

Censored Voices on FaceBook

Read Mor Loushy's Filmmaker Letter to Landmark Theatres in which she challenges viewers to "find in ourselves the courage to really listen to [the] testimonies and make an inner account with ourselves."

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