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A group of youths, some religious, some secular, decide to postpone their mandatory military service and spend a year living together in the Gilo neighborhood in Jerusalem to promote understanding and cooperation between both communities, whose schism is tearing Israeli society apart.While concentrating on seeking mutual understanding among themselves, the group members find themselves at the outbreak of the October 2000 Intifada, under fire from nearby Beit Jala, witnessing any hopes for external peace being crushed before their eyes.

Festivals and Awards:

Jewish Cinema Contra Costa California, 2002;  Greater Kansas City Jewish Film Festival, 2004; Israeli Culture Celebration, Bergen County;  New Jersey Film Festival , 2004; Pittsburgh Jewish FIlm Festival, 2003; Tucson Jewish Film Festival, 2003;  Philadelphia Israeli Film Festival, 2003; Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, Canad,a 2003; North Carolina Jewish Film Festival, 2003; Israfest Film Festival (New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Miami), 2003

Director: Chanoch Zeevi

Producer: Chanoch Zeevi

Production Company: Maya Productions

Cinematographer: Yoram Millo

Editor: Sara Salomon

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television, Tzav Pius Organization, Telad

Distributor: Ruth Diskin Films

Subtitles: English

Film Name in Hebrew: "שנת ה"ש

A group of youths, some religious, some secular, decide to postpone their mandatory military service and spend a year living together in the Gilo neighborhood in Jerusalem to promote understanding and cooperation between both communities, whose schism is tearing Israeli society apart.While concentrating on seeking mutual understanding among themselves, the group members find themselves at the outbreak of the October 2000 Intifada, under fire from nearby Beit Jala, witnessing any hopes for external peace being crushed before their eyes.

Festivals and Awards:

Jewish Cinema Contra Costa California, 2002;  Greater Kansas City Jewish Film Festival, 2004; Israeli Culture Celebration, Bergen County;  New Jersey Film Festival , 2004; Pittsburgh Jewish FIlm Festival, 2003; Tucson Jewish Film Festival, 2003;  Philadelphia Israeli Film Festival, 2003; Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, Canad,a 2003; North Carolina Jewish Film Festival, 2003; Israfest Film Festival (New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Miami), 2003

 

Director: Chanoch Zeevi

Producer: Chanoch Zeevi

Production Company: Maya Productions

Cinematographer: Yoram Millo

Editor: Sara Salomon

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television, Tzav Pius Organization, Telad

Distributor: Ruth Diskin Films

Subtitles: English

Film Name in Hebrew: "שנת ה"ש

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