Yaniv Berman

was born in November 1977 in Haifa, Israel. Yaniv is a graduate student from the MFA program at the Film and Television Department at Tel-Aviv University.


«Nurit Knows to Act», 1996; «My Last Novel», 2001; «Naked Laura», 2002; «Even Kids Started Small», 2006; «The Alpha-Diaries», 2007.

The Alpha Diaries (0+)

Israel, 2007, 65 min.
Director: Yaniv Berman
An unprecedented, groundbreaking and voyeuristic look into military reserve life in Israel, this film was shot over a 5 year period in director and reserve soldier Yaniv Berman's life. A soldier in the Israeli army reserves, Alpha Company, Berman had unparalleled access and filmed the soldiers as they went about their military service day and night. Crossing over to the Palestinian border the camera captured every movement of the soldiers from the frenetic night-time house arrests to the quiet moments of self reflection and despair. The camera penetrates the steely barriers of the military barracks and gains fresh insight into the views of the soldiers who speak frankly and uncompromisingly on a range of issues including the occupation, the conflict and the Army. A sensitive exploration of the conflict done first hand from an individual caught in the midst of the action, Berman's film leaves us with no doubt that war leaves scars and victims on both sides of the camp


Winner of the Best Documentary award at the Zagreb Film Festival (2007).

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