2022 Edmonton Jewish Film Festival

What if? Ehud Barak on War and Peace

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Can a leader succeed in influencing the world? Or is he, as any other human being, only a nutshell tossed to the waves of history with no ability to affect it? Tolstoy pondered this question in War and Peace. Ehud Barak, controversial former prime minister and a decorated commander on the battlefield, contemplates it in this film. Twenty years after he was forced to resign from the premiership due to the failure of the 2000 Camp David summit, 78-year-old Barak observes his own history and the history of the State of Israel with disillusioned clarity, while trying to figure it all out - "What if?"
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  • Runtime
    85 minutes
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  • Director
    Ran Tal
  • Producer
    Amir Harel, Ayelet Kait
  • Cast
    Ehud Barak
  • Cinematographer
    Giora Bejach
  • Editor
    Nili Feller
  • Animator
    Dovev Alperson
  • Sound Design
    Aviv Aldema