In Israel, children know from an early age that they will have to fight for their homeland. After all, once eighteen, everyone there must do compulsory army service, and in their troubled country, that multi-year service usually means actual combat. Many young people do not want this at all and struggle with an obligation that goes against their identity and principles. Diary excerpts of fallen youths reveal their fears, reflections and dilemmas after their deaths. A sensitive film by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Guy Davidi (Five Broken Cameras), a gripping warning of the consequences of militarization and the loss of innocence that is irrevocably attached to it.
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International competition for best documentary. The winning film is awarded the Canvas Jury Award and will be longlisted for the Academy Awards.