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Every Kid is Eighty

Directed by: Aliza Eshed, Ruth Kavish, Amnon Ben-Zeev
25 Minutes, 2012

Four friends in their eighties, close friends since they were 16, tell their stories about their experiences over the past 60 or so years. They were together in agricultural schools, volunteered for the “Palmach,” and fought in the War of Independence. They describe the places where they fought, how the war influenced their lives, and about the difficult situations they experienced. After the war they established a Kibbutz, but eventually they went their separate ways, though the four and their families stayed in close contact for over 60 years. The film raises thoughts, questions and criticism regarding what happened to their ideals and the country they fought for and how they see the future of Israel