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Ústí nad Orlicí Malá scéna, Havlíčkova 621, Ústí nad Orlicí
Karlovy Vary Theater Husovka, Club Paderewski, Husovo nám. 270, Karlovy Vary
Praha Prague Municipal Library – large hall, Mariánské nám. 1, Praha 1
Ale Duarte, Children´s Therapist
Plzeň Moving Station, Koperníkova 574/56, Plzeň
Brno Kino Art, Cihlářská 19, Brno
Praha Světozor Cinema – large hall, Vodičkova 41, Praha 1
Guy Davidi, Director
Opava Klub Art, Ostrožná 46 (vstup z ul. Beethovenova), Opava
Assistance Dog
Olomouc Muzeum moderního umění (Besední sál), Denisova 824 /47, Olomouc
Subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing Assistance Dog

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About the film

According to director Guy Davidi, there is no place for childhood innocence in Israel. The film, which premiered at the Venice Film Festival, reveals the tragic impact of Israeli militarism on the lives of local youth, trained from an early age to defend their homeland.

In Israel, military service is compulsory for all citizens over 18. Personal identity and values are disregarded. Indoctrination with militaristic ideology starts in kindergartens. As they grow older, their education for war ramps up, with combat training and shooting machine guns becoming a normal part of growing up. Based on authentic diary entries and home movies, the narrative reveals the inner struggles of young people who did not want to enlist but ended up losing their lives in the army. This chillingly poetic film is an indictment of the Israeli government, for whom dead children are not a failure of the system but simply bad PR.



Original Title


Original Language



English, Czech


Czech premiere

Year of Production


Country of Origin

Denmark, Israel, Finland, Iceland


100 min.


Children and Youth, Cost of Safety, Middle East

Guy Davidi
Guy Davidi

• Interrupted streams - 75’ (2010)
David Silver Camera Award – Jewish Festival of Warsaw,
Cinema-South film festival (Israel), Jerusalem Film Festival, Ischia Film Festival (Italy), Cinemambiente Environmental Film Festival (Italy), BPFF (USA), Mediteran film festival (Croatia), What Can Cinema Do? (France)

• Keywords - 23’ (2010)
Haifa International Film Festival, Sole Luna Festival (Italy), BPFF (USA)

• Women Defying Barriers - 15’ (2009)
Best Documentary in Montecatini International Short Film Festival (Italy),
Mecal BCN - Internacional de Cortometrajes de Barcelona, International short film festival of Izmir (Turkey), What Can Cinema Do? (France)

• A Gift From Heaven - 20’ (2009)
Curtocircuito International Short Film Festival (Spain), Haifa Workers’ Film Festival (Israel)

• In working progress - 30’ (2006)
Lussas – Etats Généraux du Film Documentaire (France), Docfest Rome (Italy), Ecovision (Italy), Docusur (Spain), Jzdocs (China), Dokumentar (Norway), Asterfest (Macedonia), Rozstaje (Poland), Amnesty Human rights film festival (New-Zealand), PFF (UK), What Can Cinema Do? (France)

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