State of Affairs


Guy Davidi
Screening time  
30.03. / Thursday, 15:30 - 17:30 Theatre 3  

What does it mean to grow up in a country that forces you to become a soldier? Innocence portrays the tragedy of Israeli children who resisted to be enlisted in the army but capitulated. Their stories were never told as they died during their service. Through a narration based on their haunting diaries, the film depicts their inner turmoil. It interweaves first-hand military images, key moments from childhood until enlistment and home videos of the deceased soldiers whose stories are silenced and seen as a national threat. The film is an exploration of a culture and system that breaks down free will, and shows if you cannot or will not comply with the demands of it, and if you are not willing to carry the consequences of objection, then death can become the only alternative.


Guy Davidi

Born in Jaffa, acclaimed Israeli filmmaker Guy Davidi, has been making films since a young age. After evading the Israeli army Davidi started to make films focusing on highly charged political issues with a deeply emotional tone and an innovative approach. His most known film 5 Broken Cameras, co-directed with Palestinian Emad Burnat, was nominated to the Oscar in 2012 and won an Emmy for Best Documentary in 2013. The film has since been considered as an astounding achievement of the Palestinian-Israeli peace movement. His new film Innocence, based on 10 years of research, is an epic portrait of his own disturbed country.

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Finland, Denmark, Israel, Iceland
2022, 100'

Directed by:
Guy Davidi

Screenplay by:
Guy Davidi

Avner Shahaf, Guy Davidi

Edited by:
Guy Davidi

Snorri Hallgrímsson

Sigrid Jonsson Dyekjær, Hilla Medalia, Kaarle Aho, Margret Jonasdottir

Produced by:
Danish Documentary, Medalia Productions, Making Movies, Sagafilm, Guy Dvd Films, Real Lava

Festivals & Awards:

Venice IFF (2022), IDFA (2022), Docpoint (2023)