In Our Hands: The Battle for Jerusalem tells the story if Israel’s 55th Paratrooper Brigade who liberated the Old City of Jerusalem and reunified that ancient city, during the Six-Day War. It was filmed in the summer of 2016 in Israel, after intensive research through diaries, radio broadcasts, interviews with experts (such as Member of Knesset and historian Michael Oren) and, of course, with the veterans themselves. It is important that this story is told by those who lived it. Thus, In Our Hands, reveals the hearts and minds of scholars, soldiers and politicians, both religious and secular. Seeing their vivid memories portrayed in historical reenactments brings the Six-Day War to life in a new and unique way.
Shot in Jerusalem on the actual battle sites, more than 100 actors (the film’s extras are real paratroopers) reenact the deadly fighting at Ammunition Hill and the Old City. These pivotal scenes and events have been recreated with intense accuracy.
For a new generation of Jews and Christians, In Our Hands is a must-see in understanding the significance of this historic moment in history.