"I decided to start sending letters… until my long-awaited release". Ami wrote these words at the age of 18, before he was killed in the 1967 War. Through stories, Memorial Day ceremonies, and his letters, Ami was always a present absence for his nephew Shaked, the film’s director. Following his grandmother’s declining health, Shaked applies to the Defense Ministry for nursing care. His claim is rejected. Their refusal leaves him confused. Fifty years after Ami’s death, a shocking truth is unveiled.


My War Hero Uncle

Israel 2018, 52 min, Documentary - New Release

Written & Directed by: Shaked Goren
Production: Ayelet Kait, Amir Harel – Lama Films
Cinematography: Nadav Ben Zur
Editing: Danel Elpeleg
Sound Design: Erez Eyni
Music: Ophir Leibovich
With the support of: Yes Docu, NFCT
Language: Hebrew with English subtitles

Synopsis


"I decided to start sending letters… until my long-awaited release". Ami wrote these words at the age of 18, before he was killed in the 1967 War. Through stories, Memorial Day ceremonies, and his letters, Ami was always a present absence for his nephew Shaked, the film’s director. Following his grandmother’s declining health, Shaked applies to the Defense Ministry for nursing care. His claim is rejected. Their refusal leaves him confused. Fifty years after Ami’s death, a shocking truth is unveiled.


Awards

  • Winner of Van Leer Prize for the Best Director, Jerusalem Film Festival, 2018

Festivals

  • Jerusalem Film Festival, 2018

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Festivals

  • Jerusalem Film Festival, 2018

Awards

  • Winner of Van Leer Prize for the Best Director, Jerusalem Film Festival, 2018