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Directed by Mor Loushy

Israel, Germany 2015 87 mins.

The Six-Day War in 1967 ended with a stunning victory for Israeli military forces against neighboring countries Egypt, Syria, and Jordan. It was a victory that nearly tripled the size of the country, and was a moment of great pride for the new nation. Yet interviews conducted by renowned authors Avraham Shapira and Amos Oz with Israeli soldiers returning from the battlefield paint anything but a glorious portrait of war. Censored by the Israeli military for nearly five decades, these recordings are now brought to light alongside the contemporary reactions of still-living soldiers to their long-hidden testimony. The tapes capture these young men wrestling with the question of the responsibility of the conqueror to the conquered, the paradox of a people who fled oppression who must now preserve their security by becoming oppressors, and the still-fervent hope for a lasting peace with their Arab neighbors. “An essential amendment to the historical record, Censored Voices reminds us that no war is entirely virtuous.”—New York Times. (Hebrew, English with English Subtitles)

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