Riding to Victory

When the State of Israel was declared, the nascent Israel Defense Forces was a far cry from the vaunted military that it is today. Formed from the pre-state Haganah militia, it creatively took advantage of all the resources available to it, including a horsemen unit. In Kiddo, director Ofra Shahor talks with her father about his adventures in the unit during the Israeli War of Independence. Like many stories of Israeli history, the personal and national are intertwined. As he relates his part in this fundamental moment in history, the relationship between father and daughter will undergo a change.

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