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Stemming from the 1975 discovery by a demolition crew in central Israel, the story highlights a small group of Jewish teens who risked their lives to support the battle for Israel’s statehood. Through interviews with surviving group members, the film recounts the 1947 secret construction of an ammunition plant, the Ayalon Institute. Pioneers from Hatzofim Aleph and members of the Haganah dug a large underground chamber the size of a tennis court over a period of 22 days. To conceal the clandestine project, the youth built housing, a dining hall, a chicken coop, a cow barn, workshops, a laundry, a bakery and a vegetable garden to give the outward appearance of an ordinary kibbutz.


Sponsors: Noreen Koppelman-Goldstein & Barry Goloboff and

Blair Kurit & Billy Proper in memory of Donna Chernin Kurit


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  • Year
    2020
  • Runtime
    69 minutes
  • Language
    English/Hebrew
  • Country
    Israel/USA
  • Director
    Michael Lopatin