Vivid docudrama, In Our Hands, retells the modern battle that returned Jerusalem to Israel

by | Apr 28, 2017 | What’s Happening

Film marks 50th Anniversary of Israel’s Six-Day War
CBN and Fathom Events present theatrical screening, Tuesday, May 23

On the 50th Anniversary of the Arab-Israeli Six-Day War comes the gripping new docudrama In Our Hands: The  Battle for Jerusalem. This CBN Documentaries film brings to life the battle of paratroopers’ hard-won victory at Ammunition Hill that reclaimed Jerusalem’s Old City and the Western Wall.

Packed with interviews, archival footage and historic reenactments, In Our Hands will screen in movie theaters nationwide for a one-night Fathom Events presentation.

“To know this story is to have to tell it, particularly on the 50th anniversary of the event,” says CBN CEO Gordon Robertson. “From the very Israeli paratroopers who fought it, In Our Hands unveils the surprise victory that returned to the Jews the Old City of Jerusalem and the Western Wall of the old Temple. One soldier called it ‘the returning to the nation its heart.'”

In Our Hands tells the story of Israel’s 55th Paratrooper Brigade and how Israel Defense Forces risked everything for the sake of their homeland. With firsthand interviews and historical reenactments, this docudrama focuses on the commitment and sacrifice of the soldiers who reunited Jerusalem, and announced to the world, “The Temple Mount is in our hands.”

Shot in Jerusalem on the actual battle sites, more than 100 actors (extras are real Israeli paratroopers) reenact the deadly fighting at Ammunition Hill and the Old City. “Most accounts of the Six-Day War are pretty straight documentaries, and The Battle of Ammunition Hill is a sentence or two,” Robertson says. “No film we know of actually recreates these pivotal scenes and events with such intense accuracy. For new generations of Jews and Christians, In Our Hands is a must-see.”

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