Micha Shagrir Film Collection

Diary of an Egyptian Soldier

41 Minutes, 1979
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Directed by: Micha Shagrir
Production:Micha Shagrir, Dan Arazi
Production Company:Kastel Communications Ltd.
Languages: Hebrew, Arabic
Subtitles: English, Hebrew

A film based on a diary that was found on the body of an Egyptian soldier who was killed by the Israelis during the “Yom Kippur” war (1973). The film also documents the voyage to Alexandria, Egypt, and an emotional meeting with the soldier’s family in order to return the diary. In addition, the film also presents excerpts from the dead soldier’s diary that provide a glimpse to his most personal thoughts, dreams and aspirations. This is a touching story that shows life’s beauty which is abruptly cut by war and death.

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