Synopsis by Jason Buchanan
The story of a small group of soldiers guarding a high profile post during the Israeli occupation of Lebanon comes to the screen in a documentary that draws on 1,300 years of conflict to tell it's remarkable tale. Beaufort Post is located near the ruins of an ancient Crusader fortress, and has served as the site for some of the most controversial battles ever to occur during Israel's occupation of Southern Lebanon. For eighteen years Israeli soldiers struggled to remain in control of the mountaintop, but on May 24, 2000 Hezbollah fighters launched an overwhelming attack that would effectively drive the occupiers out. In this film, director Nurit Kedar tells the story of the Israeli soldiers whose job it was to simply stay alive as protestors in Israel staged demonstrations demanding the withdrawal of their forces in Lebanon. Though the soldiers themselves had never before factored into public debate about the volatile situation at Beaufort Post, with this film Kedar offers a decidedly personal take on the violent conflict.