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Censored Voices

Censored Voices

Documentary, History

The 1967 'Six-Day' war ended with Israel's decisive victory; conquering Jerusalem, Gaza, Sinai and the West Bank.

It is a war portrayed, to this day, as a righteous undertaking - a radiant emblem of Jewish pride. One week after the war, a group of young kibbutzniks, led by renowned author Amos Oz, recorded intimate conversations with soldiers returning from the battlefield. The recording revealed an honest look at the moment Israel turned from David to Goliath. The Israeli army censored the recordings, allowing the kibbutzniks to publish only a fragment of the conversations. 'Censored Voices' reveals the original recordings for the first time. Read more …

The critical consensus

In 1967, Amos Oz interviewed Israeli soldiers as they returned victorious from war. This documentary at last lets them explain why they were so depressed.

****(*)Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, 15/10/2015

A sombre, thoughtprovoking documentary.

***(*)(*)Allan Hunter, Daily Express, 16/10/2015

Interviews with soldiers returning from Israel’s six-day war are revealed for the first time in this powerful documentary.

***(*)(*)Mark Kermode, The Observer, 18/10/2015

Where and when?

General release. Check local listings for show times.

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