At 80 years of age, Colonel David Rokni prepares to command the national ceremony on Israel's Independence Day. Just like in each of the last 30 years, he goes through an arduous series of training, routine formation and foot drills for the traditional military parade - a job no other person is capable of.
A week before the ceremony, a disaster strikes unexpectedly. For the first time Rokni has to cope with an unfamiliar situation during a ceremony that would transform his life.
Audience Award | Doc Aviv FF, Israel, 2013
CAST & CREW
Avi Weissblei, Eliran Knoller
Avi Weissblei, Tamir Avidor, Eliran Knoller
Director of Photography
Erez Eyni Shavit
Avi Weissblei & Eliran Knoller 7 Nitzana Street Givatayim 5336404 Israel
Weissblei is a director and producer who has directed both fiction and documentary shorts. He is also news features director for Israel's leading television channels, and a freelance director for various advertising companies.
Weitzman 1 (2005, short), Day off (2006, short), An Old Scam (2008, short), The Lady with a Movie Camera (2009, short), A State behind the Scenes (2011, doc.), The Ceremony (2013, doc.).
Knoller is a producer, writer, film director and director of Photography. Graduated from Beit Berl College where he studied Film Program. Knoller won a prize for Best Short Film ("Offside", 2001) in Jerusalem FF. In 2008, graduated from the Tel-Aviv – Los-Angeles Producer's Workshop.
The Talkbackers (2008, doc.), Kafka's Last Story (2011, doc.), Noise (2012, doc.), The Ceremony (2013).