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Sunday, February 14 • 5:15pm - 6:45pm
Beneath the Helmet

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BENEATH THE HELMET:  USA, 201480 minutes, English, Hebrew with subtitles, Documentary

A different coming-of-age story which follows the journey of five Israeli high school graduates who are drafted into the Israeli army (IDF), as required by Israeli law.
As part of an elite paratrooper unit, the young soldiers grow to understand the importance of their service to defend their country.  But the film is not a mouthpiece for the Israeli army. The film does not shy away from depicting the physical and psychological traumas that temper the soldiers’ idealism.  An important film that offers a nuanced portrait of young men from different backgrounds as they undergo the rigors of basic training.


Elliot Fix

Consultant/Coordinator/Instructor, Jewish Community Federation of Greater Rochester, NY
Elliot Fix is a longstanding member and past Chair of the JCC Jewish International Film Festival Committee in Rochester, NY. He also curates the Jewish Film Series at the Everett Jewish Life Center at the Chautauqua Institute in Chautauqua, NY. He has worked professionally in the... Read More →

Sunday February 14, 2016 5:15pm - 6:45pm EST
  Israel, Arts & Culture
  • Learning Modality Film