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A Face. The Day. A Memorial.

An artistic commemorative initiative which transforms memories from the lives of fallen IDF soldiers and those who lost their lives in terrorist attacks into animation films.
Commemorative films
Connections
Lost and Found
Lior
Moshe Yitzchak Tuval
Amit Yeori
Yitzhaki and Malachi Rosenfeld
Gail Rubin
Guni Hernik
David and Nava Applebaum
Daniel Pomerantz
Fragments of a dream
Stories from the box
Still water
Shaved
Dad's kite
Free imagination
Maktub
Chilling Prophecy
Uri
Yom Kippur is Cancelled
The Gates of Heaven
The Fieldmarshal
Aliyah
A Distant Wave
Shimalla
Every Summer
Childhood Memory
Night Watch
Paper Boats
Strings
Danny and the Cobbler
A Thousand Kisses
Umbilical Cord
Birthday
Ken Dror
Searching For Them
A Wall in Her Heart
Elik of the Sea
My Older Sister
Connections
Connections
Mira Ben Ari immigrated to Israel from Berlin with the idea of the Jewish people's revival burning in her bones and occupying her every thought. She set out with a group of friends to establish Kibbutz Nitzanim during the pre-State years – times of raging war. READ MORE
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Lost and Found
Lost and Found
Yuval Harel was killed in the First Lebanon War, one day after his namesake and neighbor, Yuval Harel, also fell in battle. The tragic story of the IDF's representatives' confusion over the identity of two Harel families in Jerusalem is well known. READ MORE
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Lior
Lior
Lior, son of Tzafira and Natan Yonatan, was a child of nature, attached to the earth, the Kinneret, and to animals and landscapes from an early age. As a child he would spend days outside with his friends. He would gather mushrooms, run after butterflies, encounter animals and be amazed at everything. READ MORE
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Moshe Yitzchak Tuval
Moshe Yitzchak Tuval
Moshe Yitzchak (Yitzchakle) Tuval grew up in Bnei Brak and studied in a Talmud Torah and a yeshiva. Yitzchak had a strong affinity for the world of holiness, yet also enjoyed aspects of life considered secular in the ultra-Orthodox world – such as playing soccer, listening to Arik Einstein songs, and more. READ MORE
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Amit Yeori
Amit Yeori
The expression that best describes Amit is "silent waters penetrate deep." Amit discovered a new world in a diving course, and fell in love. The water, the quiet, the calm, the nature – it all came together. And the sea returned that love to him. READ MORE
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Rebound
Rebound
Basketball always played an important role in the Rosenfeld family. Their love for the game was shared by all the siblings, “cementing” family relationships. Thirteen years later, on his way home from a basketball game, Malachi was gunned down in a terrorist attack. READ MORE
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Gail
Gail
Gail was an American-born Israeli nature photographer. Having documented the horrors of the Yom Kippur war as a press and war photographer, she chose thereafter to focus her lens on photographing Israeli nature. She was photographing rare birds near the beachfront when a group of terrorists came ashore, saw Gail, and murdered her. Gail’s camera was found alongside her, containing her final shots. READ MORE
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Guni
Guni
Jerusalem-born Guni was both independent and precocious. He loved hiking through Israel, devised many challenges for himself and for others, dreamed of being a brave soldier, and lived to realize all this and more. READ MORE
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Chessed
Chessed
It’s the evening before Nava’s wedding. Everyone is busy, helping with last-minute preparations and joining the growing excitement. Nava and her father David go out to buy coffee for all the many helpers, but never return home. READ MORE
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The Last Conversation
The Last Conversation
Shortly before entering the Gaza Strip, Daniel penned a farewell letter to his family, and then telephoned them. His mother, the former head of the IDF’s casualties branch, recorded the message, with an ominous and bitter sense of doom. READ MORE
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Fragments of a dream
Fragments of a dream
As Richard stood among the crowd listening to Martin Luther King's moving speech, Richard decided to dedicate his life to creating a better world and working for human rights. Richard liked to travel from place to place on public transport. He loved looking at strangers, talking, daydreaming. He continued working on creating a better world, until the bitter moment when he was murdered in a shooting attack on a bus in Jerusalem. READ MORE
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Stories from the box
Stories from the box
Liran was a curious and kind boy who loved nature and animals. One day his father found a little tortoise in the field, picked it up excitedly and ran to give it to Liran. The father was convinced Liran would be happy to raise the tortoise, but his response was surprising. READ MORE
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Still water
Still water
Karen was a thorough and dedicated airborne machinist. When off-duty, Keren trained with the swimming team. That’s where she first met Na'ama, a high school student.” Despite the age gap, the two became friends. Na'ama soon discovered that Keren was not only determined and industrious, but also playful full of humor, and the friendship between them grew stronger with each training session. READ MORE
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Shaved
Shaved
The film depicts the significant family moment when Erez, an avid surfer, must cut his hair as he prepares to go into the army. The parting moments from his mane of hair reverberate after his death. READ MORE
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Dad's kite
Dad's kite
Amir Zohar was first and foremost a devoted family man. Amir, Orly and their three children loved traveling around the country, and they especially liked flying kites together. One time they met an abandoned dog at the beach. She fell in love with them at once and did not let go since then. READ MORE
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Free imagination
Free imagination
Dima and Ana immigrated with their family from Russia to Kibbutz Gesher in Israel. Inside their meager, simple room they created an exciting and moving world of imagination. the realm of the imagination remained deeply rooted in their hearts, but it took on an additional meaning in Ana's life after Dima was killed during Operation Protective Edge. READ MORE
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Maktub
Maktub
Yossi was extremely friendly and witty. When he was younger, he converted his bedroom into a living room to host his many friends. Long before the advent of Facebook, Yossi had created the first Wall: his friends would leave a note on his “bedroom” wall. His friendliness continued during his army service, even during the toughest times. In the field, in pouring rain, in his army tent, Yossi would sing to raise everyone’s spirits. When asked, just a few days before he was killed, whether he was afraid, he answered: “Whatever is written is Maktub" READ MORE
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Chilling Prophecy
Chilling Prophecy
"Dad, I have to go. That's how you raised me, isn’t it?". Nimrod Segev, who fell in the Second Lebanon War, knew the only way he was coming back was in a coffin, yet he still chose to return to the battle field. READ MORE
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Uri
Uri
Uri is a kid whose life is filled with dreams. He makes sure to show up in kindergarten every day dressed as a cowboy, outfitted with all the accessories a young sheriff needs. His imagination and creativity accompanied him throughout his life and up until his challenging army service, be it in a tank or at a checkpoint, where he would whip out his conjured figures to encourage passersby. READ MORE
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Yom Kippur is Cancelled
Yom Kippur is Cancelled
The film portrays Sherry Ansky’s last memory of her brother Reuven before he went off to war. On Yom Kippur of 1973, Sherry Ansky ate the salad her brother dreamt of eating. A memory of a brother who will never return and a thinly cut vegetable salad, with lots of garlic and lemon. READ MORE
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The Gates of Heaven
The Gates of Heaven
The film follows Rachel’s journey, Yuval’s mother, from the bright days before her son died to the dark days after the officers knocked on her door, and until she made peace with the Sea of Galilee, where Yuval died. READ MORE
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The Fieldmarshal
The Fieldmarshal
A moving and poignant animation short film about the irrepressible figure of Fieldmarshal Archibald Lomumba, conjured up by the late Uri Grossman. The film leaves the viewer with a bitter smile mingled with tears, and poses questions about dreams and wars, loss and longing. Viewers watch David Grossman interviewing his son Uri who takes on the personality of the Fieldmarshal, responding to the “journalist’s” candid questions. The film introduces viewers to Uri’s creative world, shattered when he was killed during the Second Lebanon War, exactly 10 years ago (August 12, 2006). READ MORE
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Aliyah
Aliyah
Max travelled to Israel with his brother on a Birthright program – though he was not very enthralled with the idea at the time. This changed after he paid a visit to Mt. Herzl. It was then that he decided to make Aliyah and serve in the IDF. The People of Israel returned this love when hundreds of Israelis accompanied Max on his final journey – to his resting place at the Mt. Herzl Military Cemetery in Jerusalem. READ MORE
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A Distant Wave
A Distant Wave
Benjamin, an amateur radio operator and father to little Didi, teaches her the mysteries of the machine, and guides her how to receive distant signals. When Benjamin sets sail with the INS Dakar submarine from England to Israel, he uses the radio to maintain contact with his family. With the submarine’s disappearance, the radio goes mute, too; Didi is left with only the expectation to have her father return. READ MORE
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Shimalla
Shimalla
For as long as they can remember, Tiroayent and her family dreamed of making Aliyah. However, when her family was finally able to move to Israel, Tiroayent was forced to remain in Ethiopia with her children. After a prolonged campaign, her family received the exciting news that she, too, would be joining them. Her family was torn apart once again after Tiroayent was murdered in a terrorist attack, less than a year after she made Aliyah. READ MORE
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Every Summer
Every Summer
This story was not written for a particular person, but in fact could have been written about many fathers to many sons and daughters in this country. READ MORE
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Childhood Memory
Childhood Memory
"Aren’t you going to work today?”, I asked father. "Not today. I'm going to the army, to do my military reserve service. I'll be back on Thursday.” Yitzhak (Izu) Natanzon never came back. His last conversation with his three years old son was turned into an animated film. READ MORE
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Night Watch
Night Watch
The film depicts the unique encounter between Arie Aloni and Ehud Banai that lasted just one evening, but left a lasting impression. This is a universal story charged with infinite additional meanings when we discover the context in which it occurs. READ MORE
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Paper Boats
Paper Boats
The film depicts the circumstances of Ezra’s death, from the perspective of a child who understands for the first time that “Father went to war.” The story takes place in a surreal atmosphere, a type of fantasy or dream in which a child imagines a character from the newspaper comes to life. READ MORE
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Strings
Strings
The film portrays Yaron’s first jam session with two friends. The chemistry of that first session seemed promising. They even planned to meet again and jam the next time they all came home from the army. The next day Yaron, z”l, was killed in the double terrorist attack in Beit Lid. READ MORE
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Danny and the Cobbler
Danny and the Cobbler
The film depicts the unique friendship that developed between Danny, when he was in kindergarten, and a lonely and sad cobbler. The friendship remained a secret until Danny’s death, when the cobbler came to pay his condolences to Danny’s mother and told her of their friendship over the years. READ MORE
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A Thousand Kisses
A Thousand Kisses
The film describes a romantic moment between Michal Zohar, z”l, and her boyfriend Eitan. Eitan asks for one thousand kisses as his birthday present. Michal, wishing to surprise him, prepares a box for him with one thousand sweet plastic kisses. On her way home from her army base, she is killed and isn’t able to give him her gift. READ MORE
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Umbilical Cord
Umbilical Cord
The film presents the close bond between the twin brothers Eitan and Benny Nachman – a relationship that began in the womb and was severed in one horrible moment. READ MORE
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Birthday
Birthday
Shlomi is Shachar’s (z”l) younger brother. They were born on exactly the same day, eleven years apart. Every birthday, their mother would prepare two identical birthday cakes, until Shachar’s sudden death. READ MORE
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Ken Dror
Ken Dror
Yehuda, a tall, strong, young man, plays happily and much to his friend’s surprise with lizards and other small creatures. His love of nature and animals continues during his army service; at times, it appears to those around him that he lives in his own world. All this changes during the battle at the Mitla Pass, when his platoon faces immediate danger, and Yehuda finds himself in an impossible situation. READ MORE
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Searching For Them
Searching For Them
In the heart of Jabalia, during the fighting, two Golani soldiers — brothers Eliraz and Elyasaf— meet up. They embrace each other with tremendous relief, a hug which embodies sweet childhood memories and the longing for their older brother, Uriel, who was killed several years earlier during a battle in Lebanon. The family embrace, in this surrealist setting, will thereafter be soldered into Elyasaf’s soul; it gains chilling significance after Eliraz is killed shortly following this encounter READ MORE
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A Wall in Her Heart
A Wall in Her Heart
The film portrays a magical moment in the budding relationship between Yuval Heiman and Revaya Cherlow. The young couple, who were very much in love, had their own place, that was just “theirs” — on the walls of Jerusalem overlooking the Old City. Sitting there together, dreaming of the home they hoped to create in the near future, they would contemplate the figures who lived here throughout past generations. READ MORE
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Elik of the Sea
Elik of the Sea
“Elik was born of the sea,” writes author Moshe Shamir, about his younger brother Eliyahu (Elik) Shamir after he was killed. Born in Tel-Aviv, Elik was drawn to the sea and spent many long hours on the beach, hours which shaped who he was to become. The film recalls a memory and offers hope. READ MORE
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My Older Sister
My Older Sister
Gil, a young boy, struggles to fall asleep. Each night, he goes into the room of his older sister, Tali; together they are swept away — to a world of color, painting, and imagination, until he finally falls asleep. The film sensitively portrays their special moments. READ MORE
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