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Benaya’s Diary

In this Shadow Dance performance, Benaya, a young boy named after the fallen hero, recreates Benaya’s travels across Poland and creatively depicts the insights that propelled Benaya to fight for his homeland onto the Second Lebanon War.

Type: Music Videos

Year: 2020

Length: 6:33

Director: Daniel Finkelman

In the malaise of the Second Lebanon War in 2006, Benaya, a young IDF solider from the settlement of Karnei Shomron, tragically lost his life. Shortly after his heroic death, his grieving mother found his private diary which he had written while traveling abroad in Poland.
In this Shadow Dance performance, Benaya, a young boy named after the fallen hero, recreates Benaya’s travels across Poland and creatively depicts the insights that propelled Benaya to fight for his homeland onto the Second Lebanon War. This artistic play of light, shadow, and dance, set to an original composition is a living tribute to Benaya and the young heroes of the IDF who proudly embody the Jewish legacy of survival and thriving in their homeland unto the present.

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