Our Heroes


Sam Spiegel
Sam Spiegel

Conflict is, after all, a battle between stories and memories. Through the stories of Anshel, a Jewish man, and Haneen, an Arab woman – two demented elderly people whose paths crossed during the 1948 war. "Our Heroes" challenges the narratives: the memory triggers running through them, the connection between "story" and "experience", and our ability, as those who are wrapped up in this war, to rise above it. This is a truly manipulative short film about the so many manipulations we live through, Jews and Arabs of all ages alike.


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Our Heroes

Written and Directed by: Yair Agmon

Fic. 17:00 min, 2016, HD, Color

Production: The Sam Spiegel Film & TV School - Jerusalem (JSFS)

Language: Hebrew & Russian with English subtitles


Conflict is, after all, a battle between stories and memories.

 Through the stories of Anshel, a Jewish man, and Haneen, an Arab woman – two demented elderly people whose paths crossed during the 1948 war. "Our Heroes" challenges the narratives: the memory triggers running through them, the connection between "story" and "experience", and our ability, as those who are wrapped up in this war, to rise above it.    

 This is a truly manipulative short film about the so many manipulations we live through, Jews and Arabs of all ages alike.  


FESTIVALS:

Haifa International Film Festival, Israel, 2016;

 •  Boston JFF 2018

*  Summer Shorts IFF 2019

•  Sacramento JFF 2020

AWARDS:

  • Special Mention: Haifa International Film Festival, Israel, 2016



AWARDS:
 Chicago International Children’s Film Festival (CICFF), USA, 2018, 2nd Prize- Youth Jury: Best Live-Action Short.