Disengagement Dilemma Film Wins Prize
The producers of the film "Zohar Harakia'" (Glow of the Sky) have won the best feature-film award at Sapir College's Southern Film Festival. The film deals with an air force cadet who is called to take part in the 2005 removal of Jews from Gaza and northern Samaria, and the brainwashing process that security services were put through, ahead of the operation. It makes a call for a re-examination of the use of the Israel Defense Forces in non-security missions.
The film was created by director Eliyahu Binyamin, who was evicted from Gush Katif, and Benny Gal, who was exiled from northern Samaria and now lives in the Binyamin-region Jewish community of Giv'at Assaf. It is the first feature film on the government's Disengagement program from the point of view of members of the security services.