May 1948. With independence declared, Israel was immediately under siege from six armies. Outnumbered and out-armed, Israel asked for international help. This documentary tells the little-known story of the 804 South Africans in The Machal, volunteers from outside of Israel. Jewish and non-Jewish, these brave soldiers left their studies, families, and homes to fight for Israel’s survival.
(screens with Ameer Got His Gun as part of Veteran's Day program)