Directed By: Shai Scherf (First Feature Film) /
Israel / 2017 / Hebrew (English Subtitles)
Fiction / Action
Territory Rights: WORLD-WIDE
Exhibition Format: DCP
Option for Live Appearance: Guest
Name of guest: Shai scherf
Role of guest: Director
Original Title: אנתרקס
In 2007, the media first exposed a medical experiment conducted on about eight hundred IDF soldiers. The goal of the experiment was to develop an Israeli Anthrax Vaccine. The investigative report revealed that dozens of participating soldiers became ill. The illnesses varied and some had no cure. The personal testimonies in the report rattled the country and eventually led to a national investigation and legal proceedings. Until today, the events that preceded the report were not brought to the public eye. This is the untold story.
In 2006, a shocking videotape was found. The documented events took place between March and June of 2006, a few weeks before the 2nd Lebanon War. The tape reveals the personal story of four young men who participated in the experiment. The sudden and unexplainable death of a friend from their squad leads them to understand that the experiment has lethal side effects. They set out to save their own lives and uncover the truth, no matter how devastating. This is the untouched footage.