"The Disappeared" by Adam Kaplan & Gilad Baram
Spike is pleased to invite you to the screening of
by Adam Kaplan & Gilad Baram
Followed by a conversation with Anna Zett.
The Disappeared follows the story of an action-feature film produced by the Israeli Army in the year 2000 and then censored just a few weeks before its release.
Titled in Hebrew, Hane’elam (The Disappeared), the original film was intended to address a contentious subject in Israeli society and one of the military's absolute taboos - the rising number of soldier suicides. The ambitious production was of a scope rarely seen in the local film industry at the time and included hundreds of soldier-extras, an entire armored brigade, military helicopters and special operations personnel. With an estimated budget of one million USD and a cast of leading Israeli actors and actresses, shooting commenced in multiple locations around the country, among them also a top-secret missile base. Soon after editing began and preparations for its commercial, nation-wide distribution were underway, The Disappeared disappeared.
The project is supported by Ostrovsky Film Fund and the Artis Grant Project, and produced in collaboration with The Post Republic, Berlin.
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47 min., 2018, Hebrew (with English subtitles)
GILAD BARAM is a photographer, visual artist and documentary filmmaker.
ADAM KAPLAN is a Jerusalem born Berlin based artist.
ANNA ZETT is a Berlin based artist, writer, director of films and radio plays.