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Distant Conscience

A military reservist on duty at the Israel - Syrian border is forced to withstand two refugees on his own

  • Sam Henselijn
  • Sam Henselijn
  • Sam Henselijn, Anna-Lisa Klages, Sharona Elimelech
  • Sam Henselijn, Asaf Zaltsman, Ann-lisa Klages, Asher dadon Henselijn
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    מצפון מרוחק
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Drama, Army, Action, Political
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes 12 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 4, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    6,500 USD
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  • Language:
    Arabic, English, Hebrew
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Camera Obscura
  • XX Punta del este jewish film festival
    Punta Del Este
    February 11, 2023
    South america premier
    Official selection
Director Biography - Sam Henselijn

Born & Raised in Israel
Growing up, I was into everything but school. I liked the outdoors, sports, and friends. Because I grew up in a green neighborhood with a lot of open space, I loved going out and creating my own story for the world I lived in.

Army Service
Coming from a family of Holocaust survivors, as well as growing up in a Zionist household, I was very motivated to join the army. My goal was to get into the best unit possible, so I prepared by training myself both physically and mentally for a year and a half prior to service.
I was accepted into the Israeli K9 Special Forces unit, "Oketz", where I served for three years. Those three years were full of adventures, and they shaped me in ways that nothing else could.

Worldwide Travel
After my army service, I needed to break free. I found a high-paying job as an undercover airport security guard, saving my money for one cause: to travel abroad and experience the world I knew only from television and books.

My Dream
Sitting on top of a mountain at 6,088 meters above sea level, I knew exactly what I wanted. I had known it all along, but this was the moment I decided I needed to do something about it. My passion is directing, both movies and commercials.

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