This is a documentary film that tells the story of a critical battle in 1948, in Israel's War of Independence.
This is the story of the incredible bravery and painful losses of a group of young men who lived, fought and died together. It is a moving, human story with an immediate, personal sense of the terrible cost of war. I wish everyone would watch and realize how terrible war is, and realize this cost being so high, as to prevent all wars.
It is also my father's story.
I have had the incredibly moving experience of meeting and thanking some of the men who carried my father out from the battlefield when he was wounded, while still under fire, themselves.
This film helped to create a living memorial for those who died. My father wrote the melody for the title song as well as creating the English version of the film.
Sometimes it is the harder task to go on, as he did. I am so incredibly proud of my father, Amnon Ben-Yehuda.