Ammunition Hill – Take 3 - Shagrir Collection

Production Notes

This film is based on black and white footage that was shot by Freddy Steinhardt during the Six Day War in 1967. In this film, there are reenactments of some of the battles, especially the Battle for Ammunition Hill. The narrator of the original film was Yossi Banai and it was produced by Abraham Shalev. During the battle for the heavily fortified Ammunition Hill, 24 Israeli paratroopers were killed. In the 2001 film, a number of soldiers who took part in the battle are interviewed, but they refused to participate in Steinhardt’s film with the battle recreations, as they felt that their time was better spent visiting their fellow soldiers who were wounded, or by spending time consoling the families of the dead.

SIX DAYS directed by Freddy Steinhardt, Produced by Yigal Efrati, the Israeli Film Service.

Music: “Six Days” soundtrack by Yohanan Zarei. “Ammunition Hill” by Yoram Taharlev and Yair Rosenblum. “Jerusalem of Gold”, by Naomi Shemer.

Description

July 1967. The Six-Day War is over. The Israel Defence Force recruits its reservists for a huge production, to reconstruct the victory in front of the cameras of the Israel Film Service July 2001. Micha Shagrir, a military correspondent in the days of the Six Day War, is sent by the Israel Film Service to Ammunition Hill to examine the twists and turns of the Israeli national memory and its presence in the young generation at the start of the 21st century.

(from Israel Film Service website)

Production Details

Director: Micha Shagrir
Producer: Sigal Landesberg
Produced by Israel Film Service
Script: Tzippi Raz, Micha Shagrir
Editing: Tzippi Raz
Cinematography: Meni Elias
Sound Recording: Avishai Weisman
Research: Miri Tikotzki
Production country: Israel
Filming Location: Israel
Image: Color
Languages: Hebrew, no subtitles
Available Formats: DVD

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