Happy You’re Alive

Happy You’re Alive
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Directed by: Hilla Medalia
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Happy You’re Alive is an intimate look into the psychological effects of war on soldiers and the necessary healing process. It examines the dark, yet inevitable, fears and dilemmas that mark the wars of our times. As a society, we tend to merely count the wounded and the dead; it all becomes just numbers and figures. What we usually fail to take into account is the invisible piercing mental damage we inflict upon both our soldiers and our society. Happy You’re Alive bravely poses the questions that a war-torn society does not dare to ask. The film tells the story of Kobi, an inspiring musician who embarks on a breakthrough journey to conquer the harsh scars of combat war. Creating a rock opera "MILHAMA" (which means war in Hebrew) as his personal outlet to deal with his trauma, Kobi manages to draw the cast and audience into this journey. The film illustrates the connection between pain and its cure, between sounds of war and sounds of guitars. These illuminate the impact of art on social change as well as the collective healing process as a society. Profoundly affected by Kobi's journey is Naftali, Kobi's friend with whom he endured horrifying battles while they served in the same army unit. Subsequent to being rescued by Kobi during combat, Naftali suffered from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). With Kobi's support and influence, Naftali decides to go for therapy with a PTSD expert psychiatrist.

Subject:Music, Army , Mental Illness, Israel's Wars
Director:Hilla Medalia
Producers:Hilla Medalia
Production company:kNow Productions
info@kNowProductions.net
917 583 5552
www.kNowProductions.net
Film Distributor:kNow Productions
info@kNowProductions.net
917 583 5552
www.kNowProductions.net

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