60 minutes. 2014. Director: Wayne Kopping. Music by Grammy Award-winning violinist Miri Ben-Ari. In Hebrew with English subtitles. Genre: Documentary.
While their counterparts in the United States are enrolling in college after high school, Israeli teenagers are drafted into a 2-3 year military service, a rite of passage. Beneath the Helmet goes behind-the-scenes with five of these new recruits, telling their personal stories, sharing their dreams and fears, and demonstrating how they put their lives on the line to protect their families and defend their homeland.