The future of the Golan remains a crucial issue for Israel's future. This documentary about the people who live in and protect the Golan provides important insight into the political and social issues surrounding the territory.
In 1994, Israeli army officer and filmmaker Ori Inbar recorded his annual reserve service in the Israeli-Syrian border patrol on the Golan Heights. The resulting documentary follows five of the men of Inbar's unit during the 32 days of their yearly tour of duty, an experience they have been sharing for nearly 20 years. The film then moves on to reveal the soldiers' domestic lives; all five of the men actually live in the Golan, and were among the first to settle in the area after it changed from Syrian to Israeli hands.
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Too Close to Home
Shnei Meter M'Habayit
Israel, 1995, 50 minutes, color
Hebrew with English subtitles
Directed by Ori Inbar
Public Exhibition Formats: Beta, DVD