A historian with an unshakeable commitment to the truth risks ruining his personal and professional life in this compelling, intelligent drama about secrets and identity.
Yoel, a senior Israeli Holocaust researcher, is in the midst of a legal battle with powerful forces in Austria, concerning a brutal WWII massacre of Jews in the village of Lensdorf. A major construction project is planned where the murders took place and Yoel suspects that the real aim is to bury the atrocity for good, though he has trouble finding conclusive evidence. To his shock and surprise, while examining classified testimonies of Holocaust survivors he finds a testimony given by his mother, a testimony he didn't know existed. In it, she confesses a substantial secret from her past. Now, as Yoel conducts a double investigation, both personal and scientific, he is trapped between walls of silence: denial of the massacre on the part of the Austrians, and his mother's silence regarding her past.
|Original Language Title:||Ha'Edut|
|Running Time:||88 minutes|
|Language:||English, German, Hebrew and Yiddish|
|Awards:||Best Israeli Feature Film, Haifa International Film Festival|
|Producers:||Yoav Roeh, Aurit Zamir|
|Principal Cast:||Ori Pfeffer, Rivka Gur, Hagit Dasberg, Orna Rotenberg, Ori Yaniv|
|Music:||Walter W. Cikan, Marnix Veenenbos|