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My first War

  • Israel
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At the age of 28, I was drafted as a soldier in the Second Lebanon War. Instinctively, I grabbed my video camera. The movie recalls the lack of justice in this unnecessary war and the loss of valuable lives. This was my personal earthquake and the nation's as a whole.


  • Original title
    My first War
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Yariv Mozer
  • DOP
    Yariv Mozer, Ron Katzenelson, Rami Katzav, Nadav Hekselman, Shahar Reznik
  • Editing
    Yael Perlov
  • Sound
    Gil Toren
  • Duration
    82 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Israel
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
    • Previous Festival Screenings & Awards:
    • Israel, World Premier:
    • Netherlands, International Premier:
    • Nomination for First Appearance Competition award
    • USA, East Coast Premiere
    • Sweden
    • Italy, Italian Premiere
    • Sguardi Altrove Film Festival, 27 February to 8 March
    • South Africa, African Premiere
    • Netherlands
    • Canada, Canadian Premiere
    • The David A. Stein Memorial Award for the Director of the Best Documentary Film
    • Colombia, South America Premiere
    • UK, UK Premiere
    • Indonesia, Indonesian Premiere
    • Tel Aviv 2008 DocAviv Film Festival – Special Jury Nomination Award
    • IDFA 2008- The International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam
    • IDFA Competition for First Appearance: 20 - 30 November 2008
    • Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, 14-25 January 2009
    • Goteborg International Film Festival 23.1-2.2 2009
    • The Cape Winelands Film Festival, 20-29 March 2009- The Audience Award
    • The Amnesty International Film Festival- The Movies that Matter Festival- Hague, 2-8 April 2009
    • The Toronto Jewish Film Festival, 18-26 April 2009-
    • International Documentary Encounter in Bogota, Colombia, (September 28th-October 2nd 2009
    • UK Jewish Film Festival, 7-11 November 2009
    • Festival Film Dokumenter (FFD), 6 to 12 December 2009


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