Guy Davidi: Innocence (Uskyld)

Instruktøren: Det er en film om, hvad det betyder at blive soldat i Israel, og hvordan samfundet i Israel lægger pres på børn og unge fra en meget ung alder, frem til at de melder sig til militærtjeneste. Med filmen vil jeg gerne have publikum til at indse, at skildringen af militærvold ofte er meget anderledes end det billede, vi bliver præsenteret for.“Filmen fortæller historierne om fem unge afdøde soldater. Jeg ønskede ikke at følge én bestemt karakter, jeg ville vælge nogle stykker. Det tog mange år at opbygge. I stedet for at lave forskelle i hver historie, forsøger jeg at skildre den vigtigste historie, som de alle deler, nemlig presset ved at vokse op og gå ind i militærtjeneste”, siger Guy Davidi.

Citat taget fra pressemeddelelsen da filmen havde premiere i Danmark i slutningen af september i år.

Det er en betagende smuk humanistisk anti-militaristisk documentar i essay-genren. Som blander personligt arkivmateriale med uddrag af breve og dagbogsnotater i en imponerende cinematografisk ramme. Det er tydeligt at Davidi har arbejdet med materialet i årevis for at finde den rette respektfulde balance i forhold til de unge, som tog deres eget liv.

Danmark, Israel, Finland, Iceland, 2022, 101 mins.

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Tue Steen Müller
Tue Steen Müller

Müller, Tue Steen
Documentary Consultant and Critic, DENMARK

Worked with documentary films for more than 20 years at the Danish Film Board, as press officer, festival representative and film consultant/commissioner. Co-founder of Balticum Film and TV Festival, Filmkontakt Nord, Documentary of the EU and EDN (European Documentary Network).
Awards: 2004 the Danish Roos Prize for his contribution to the Danish and European documentary culture. 2006 an award for promoting Portuguese documentaries. 2014 he received the EDN Award “for an outstanding contribution to the development of the European documentary culture”. 2016 The Cross of the Knight of the Order for Merits to Lithuania. 2019 a Big Stamp at the 15th edition of ZagrebDox. 2021 receipt of the highest state decoration, Order of the Three Stars, Fourth Class, for the significant contribution to the development and promotion of Latvian documentary cinema outside Latvia. In 2022 he received an honorary award at DocsBarcelona’s 25th edition having served as organizer and programmer since the start of the festival.
From 1996 until 2005 he was the first director of EDN (European Documentary Network). From 2006 a freelance consultant and teacher in workshops like Ex Oriente, DocsBarcelona, Archidoc, Documentary Campus, Storydoc, Baltic Sea Forum, Black Sea DocStories, Caucadoc, CinéDOC Tbilisi, Docudays Kiev, Dealing With the Past Sarajevo FF as well as programme consultant for the festivals Magnificent7 in Belgrade, DOCSBarcelona, Verzio Budapest, Message2Man in St. Petersburg and DOKLeipzig. Teaches at the Zelig Documentary School in Bolzano Italy.

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