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Lone Soldiers - Three Cities

David Alexander & Tamir Elterman
David Alexander & Tamir Elterman

How and why does a non-Israeli born Jewish kid wind up wearing army fatigues with an M-16 hanging on their shoulder - in Israel? Many would never even entertain the thought of voluntarily entering such a hostile military zone, yet every year an increasing number of non-Israelis choose to enlist. It sounds poetic and noble, but what is really involved in making such a radical life choice and then actually seeing it through? In an effort to examine all aspects of their experience, this film will show these individuals in their respective hometowns before they begin their journey. It will then follow a group of recently immigrated cadets through the 4 and 1/2 months of basic training and show how they cope with what every Israeli soldier must endure.

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