Beneath the Helmet (Israel Committee Film on Zoom)

Event details

  • Thursday | March 16, 2023
  • 1:00 pm

On Thursday, March 16th at 1:00 pm, via Zoom and in partnership with the Israel Committee at KI, we will view the Israeli movie:

Beneath the Helmet: From High School to the Home Front. This 2014 film is a coming of age story that follows the lives of five Israeli high school graduates who are recruited to serve in the army paratrooper brigade for their compulsory military service – which is viewed in Israel as a rite of passage into Israeli society.

The filmmakers follow a lone volunteer soldier from Switzerland, an Ethiopian immigrant, a grandson of Holocaust survivors, a female sergeant who originally planned to evade army service, and the unit commander. The film documents their reactions to their army service, fears, responses to the danger of combat, and their families’ reactions to their experiences. Both in English and in Hebrew with English subtitles. 84 minutes.

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Meeting ID: 890 9083 9426