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Beneath the Helmet
The IAC co-sponsored a screening of Beneath The Helmet: From High School to the Homefront on March 24th at the JCC NV with partners: Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, George Mason University Hillel and Friends of the IDF (FIDF). The screening of this touching movie about IDF soldiers was followed by a panel, with Noa Meir, Dana Kalishov, and Yakir Daniel, who shared their personal stories and perspectives from their IDF service. The IAC co-sponsored a 2nd screening of Beneath The Helmet: From High School to the Homefront on April 21st, at the JCC Washington DC as part of the Washington Jewish Film Festival's year round programming. The film is a coming of age story that highlights five young Israeli high school graduates, who are drafted into the army to defend their country. At the age of 18, away from their houses, family, and friends these young individuals undergo a demanding journey, revealing the core of who they are and who they want to be.