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Southeast US Premiere

Touching the Sky

Directed by Tamar Tal

Israel | 75 minutes | 2018

Hebrew with English subtitles

For the first time on film, six young women who made it to the IDF’s prestigious pilot course are featured, from their first day at the academy through the harsh cuts that follow. Female Israeli soldiers have had the right to apply to flight school for over 20 years, but only a few have earned their wings, with the issue of gender still a contested topic for cadets, officers, and society-at-large. Touching the Sky goes behind the scenes during the first six months of flight school, detailing the lives of these young women, sharing their personal stories, dreams, and fears. Ultimately the film demonstrates how they put their lives on the line to protect their families and defend their homeland.

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Tamar Tal is an Israeli filmmaker who has received more than 20 international awards. She is known for her films Life in Stills (2012), which received the Ophir Award for Best Documentary, and Shalom Italia (2016), which was broadcast on PBS. Touching the Sky is Tamar’s third documentary feature film.
Director Tamar Tal
Countries of Production Israel
Year of Presentation 2018
Language(s) Hebrew with English subtitles
Premiere Status Southeast US Premiere
Runtime 75 minutes
Principal Cast Amit Ben Artzi, Kimberley Brown, Shira Eting, Noa Ginker
Sponsor(s)

Ronalee & Russell Galbut, Efrat Zarren-Zohar & Avi Rosenberg, and Dr. & Mrs. Michael Troner

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