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Knock on the Door


Screening Information

International Premiere
June 7 – June 8
TJFF Virtual Cinema

Film Details

Country Israel
Year 2023
Running Time 54 MIN
Language Hebrew
Subtitles English
Directors Ohad Milstein,Aya Elia

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How do you tell someone their loved one has been killed in combat? With a knock on the door, the life of the family will never be the same. This sensitive documentary looks at the casualty notification officers who are tasked with delivering the news, with humanity and compassion. Filmmakers Aya Elia and Ohad Milstein give us an intimate glimpse into the training of the IDF soldiers who shoulder this responsibility and the emotional toll this takes on them, while Elia reflects on the loss of her own brother during an ambush in Lebanon 25 years ago.

Part of ISRAEL@75

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