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'Censored Voices' revisits 1967's Six Day War

'Censored Voices' revisits 1967's Six Day War

Mor Loushy's documentary "Censored Voices" sets free a lost chorus from 1967's Six Day War: recordings made at the time by writer Amos Oz and editor Avraham Shapira — subsequently censored by the Israel Defense Forces — of Israeli soldiers in the immediate aftermath of that historic victory over Egypt, Jordan and Syria.

Interviewed at kibbutzim, these men reveal a deep, clear-eyed dissatisfaction with the euphoria they were supposed to exhibit, bound up in torn feelings about killing, the treatment of prisoners and the notion of conquerors becoming an occupying force. What started as defending an existential threat became for these vanquishers an internal...