The connection between soldiers is often compared to a form of brotherhood – yet they are tight-lipped about their experiences in battle. Over a zoom chat, one combat unit gets together to reminisce – and inevitably to also share the horror of loss.


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Vacant Space
Written and Directed by: Shmueli Cohen
Doc, 30 min, 2020, Color
Production: The Sam Spiegel Film & TV School - Jerusalem (JSFS)
Language: Hebrew with English subtitles

Due to the corona pandemic, a group of combat fighters gathers virtually for the annual Memorial Day meeting. The casual conversation through the screens takes an unexpected turn, as the group begins to recreate for the first time an incident in which their fellow unit member was killed.


Doc Aviv International Documentary Film Festival, 2021