Guy Davidi, Denmark, 2022

100 min.DK/Documentary

Making a war is a storyteller’s job. A good story is crucial to legitimize the use of military force. That’s why militaries need strong promotion and Israel is a model country in promoting its military ventures. We’ve successfully colonized, occupied and overgrown, and only got stronger and more accepted amongst the nations. Our history as persecuted Jews, our enlightened democracy are both in use in our solid PR kit. But before pitching our story to the world, we need to pitch it to our children. As moral corruption linked with apartheid thrives, avoiding service becomes a threat. For some children we’ll offer benefits, for most we’ll sell fictitious promises. Every child is screened to serve with bearable pressure and an adjusted amount of exposure to violence. ‘Innocence’ tells the story of children who resisted to be enlisted 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.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Innocence
Danish title Innocence
Director Guy Davidi
Producer Sigrid Jonsson Dyekjær
Director of Photography Avner Shahaf, Guy Davidi
Editor Guy Davidi
Sound Heikki Kossi
Composer Snorri Hallgrimsson
Production country Denmark
Danish subtitles Yes
Production company Danish Documentary Production
International sales Autlook Filmsales
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
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Production company Danish Documentary Production


Direction Guy Davidi


Associate producer Kasper Lykke Schultz
Producer's assistant Signe Høi
Producer Sigrid Jonsson Dyekjær
Co-producer Margret Jonasdottir
Co-producer Kaarle Aho
Co-producer Hilla Medailla


Director of Photography Avner Shahaf
Director of Photography Guy Davidi


Editor Guy Davidi
Consultant Molly Steensgaard
Consultant Mikala Krogh


Composer Snorri Hallgrimsson


Sound designer Heikki Kossi

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Festival screenings

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Festival Festival date
Chicago International Film Festival 2022-10-12
Busan International Film Festival 2022-10-05
Venice International Film Festival 2022-08-31
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