War Story (AICE)

AICE Israeli Film Festival

War Story (AICE)

E , 59 mins

This documentary is an intimate glimpse into the life and career of a contemporary Israeli hero, Brigadier General (Res) Gal Hirsch, who will be in Australia as a guest of the festival. Gal's career began at military boarding school in Tel Aviv; he spearheaded Israel's fight against terror for 34 years on all fronts as a commander of several elite units and as a field officer. In his own words Gal tells the story of the Second Lebanon War when he ccommanded the Galillee Division and the battles on Israel's northern borders. He also reveals the hidden war that took place behind his back following an incident when two soldiers were kidnapped under his watch. Gal sets out to clear his name after being forced to leave the army. Backed by Supreme Court Justice, Eliahu Winograd, he and Yair Elazar, the son of a chief of staff of the Yom Kippur War, "Dado", go out to correct an injustice by a military leadership that renounced reponsibility for a bloody war. (2016) Thursday 7th September, 7pm for 7.30pm Special Event: Brigadier General Gal Hirsch will be in attendance. Following a screening of the film he will be in conversation with Dave Sharma, Australia's recent ambassador to Israel. Ticket includes a light refreshment and book signing of Gal Hirsch's book Defensive Shield.

Yair Elazar
Main Cast
Release Date
Thursday, 7 September 2017
Running Time
59 Mins

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