When the Smoke Clears shares the powerful accounts of young Israeli soldiers who experience the unthinkable in battle and must contend with life-altering scars. Returning to society, they realize that their experiences and trauma disconnect them from all they once valued, turning their lives upside down.
When all seems lost, one young veteran gives them the hope, courage, tools and community to survive, and to embrace their identities as heroes both on and off the battlefield. Banding together in a family of wounded soldiers, they learn they don’t have to face their obstacles alone, and that in conquering their pain, they might have more to offer than ever before.
This film brings up some of the most complex elements of our relationship with Israel. We experience the pain and hope through each of the film’s characters. We see the sacrifices first hand. These stories are critical to share with the world. Your contribution to this film project will enable us to share these stories with hundreds of thousands of people.
Plans for distribution include:
- High School Global Screening for 5,000 students around the world
- Custom online screening for college students
- Screenings in communities across the globe
- Major events on three campuses in the United States
- Broad distribution: Netflix, Amazon, HULU and iTunes
Jerusalem U’s award-winning feature films engage, educate and empower young Jews to find themselves in the story of Judaism, the Jewish people, and Israel. Our documentaries and video classes, together with our uniquely formulated educational experiences provide a platform to connect to the fundamental values, identity, and goals of students and teachers alike.
THE ISRAEL FILM FESTIVAL IN LOS ANGELES
The mission of the Israel Film Festival is to brand Israel as the lively and innovative nation that it is; as well as shining a spotlight on Israel’s thriving film and television industry and enriching the American experience of Israel’s social and cultural diversity. Each year, the Festival explores Israeli society by premiering Israeli features, documentaries, television dramas and student shorts, and through conversations with visiting Israeli filmmakers.