(2022, Denmark, Israel, Finland, Iceland, 100')
Inspired by a true story, Innocence is a window on the life of Israeli youth. The government forces them to make a choice: to be a part of society by doing their mandated military server, or follow their moral principles and risk social isolation. The consequences of this choice can be found in the diaries and poetry of newly drafted men and women who lost their life while in service. Using a choice of genteel and idealistic verses, Davidi presents a people’s critique of a conformist, militaristic society.
Born in Jaffa, he (1978) began his career in filmmaking as a cameraman, to later direct documentaries on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Among the many, 5 Broken Cameras is worth of notice. The film has been co-directed with Emad Burnat and was nominated in the Best Documentary category at the 2013 Academy Awards. Davidi also won the Best Director Award at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and at the 2013 Emmy Awards, as well as many other international accolades.