Making a war is a storyteller’s job. A good story is crucial to legitimize the use of military force. That’s why militaries need strong promotion and Israel is a model country in promoting its military ventures. But before pitching the story to the world, it’s important to pitch it to the children of Israel…
Innocence tells the story of children who resisted to be enlisted but capitulated. Their stories were never told as they died during their service. Through a narration based on their haunting diaries, the film depicts their inner turmoil.
Academy Award Nominated and Emmy Award Winner Israeli filmmaker Guy Davidi was born in Jaffa in 1978. His documentaries have been screened in dozens of international film festivals. His second feature documentary Five Broken Cameras was nominated to the Oscar 2013 and has won the 2013 International Emmy Award for Best Documentary. Davidi won the prize for Best Director at the Sundance Film Festival as well as the Audience and Jury awards at IDFA. His third feature length Mixed Feelings won the Best Documentary Award in Epos film Festival in Tel Aviv.
FESTIVALS AND AWARDS
Chicago International Film Festival 2022
Venice Film Festival 2022
Director: Guy Davidi
Country: Israel, Iceland, Denmark, Finland
Production: Danish Documentary Production, Medalia Productions, Real Lava
PROGRAMME: SELECTION 14+