My War Hero Uncle & Dear God

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I decided to start sending letters… until my long-awaited release. Ami wrote these words at the age of 18, before he was killed in the 1967 War. Through stories, Memorial Day ceremonies, and his letters, Ami was always a present absence for his nephew Shaked, the film’s director. Following his grandmother’s declining health, Shaked applies to the Defense Ministry for nursing care. His claim is rejected. Their refusal leaves him confused. Fifty years after Ami’s death, a shocking truth is unveiled. This film won the Van Leer Prize for the Best Director at the Jerusalem Film Festival, and the 12th David A. Stein Memorial Award for the Best Documentary at the Toronto Jewish Film Festival. (Israel. Hebrew with English subtitles.) | Dear God depicts romantic Jerusalem seen through the eyes of Aaron, a guard at the Wailing Wall. One day, a beautiful mysterious woman puts a note between the holy stones and Aaron decides to fulfill her deepest wish, while learning that love is all about communication. This film won the audience favorite at the Cherry Hill Jewish Film Festival, Best Film at the Asterfest Film Festival, and the Award of Excellence and Best Editing at the Bangalore Shorts Film Festival. (Israel. Hebrew with English subtitles) ...  
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