IDF — The Musical
240 minutes; Hebrew, with English subtitles
This four-part historical documentary series takes a contemporary and critical look at the IDF bands, a phenomenon central to Israeli society‘s sense of cultural memory. Created for the soldiers at the front, with a nod to the citizens on the home-front, the IDF bands were from the very beginning a first-rate entertainment tool. The series tells the personal and collective stories of those who were there, while identifying the ideological role of the bands, and presents a litmus test for understanding social and political developments in Israel.