Film ‘Beneath the Helmet’ attacked by a UC Irvine mob shouting “Intifada”

Last month the film Beneath the Helmet, was attacked by a mob shouting “Intifada” at a campus screening at University of California, Irvine (UCI).

Beneath the Helmet: From High School to the Home Front explores five young soldiers personal lives, dreams, fears and dilemmas, revealing the human side of Israel’s military and the inspiring young people who make up the IDF. Here is the official trailer:

under the helmet event audience

Under the Helmet event audience at UC Irvine.

Here are just a few articles about the incident:

We mounted a full response which included a “response screening” of Beneath the Helmet two weeks later at UC Irvine.

The event was a huge success, with a full house of over 450 people!

It was a very smooth and impressive event, without disruptions or protesters.Most important, we pushed back at the ‘bad guys’ in the face of intimidation and violence. A strong statement was made to both pro-Israel groups (we can and must stand up for our rights) and anti-Israel groups (don’t mess with us). These radical anti-Israel groups need to understand that any action they take will elicit a response that will be disproportionately better – and I think they might finally understand it.

Among the students (and partner orgs), there had been mixed feelings about having this event, but after the event, students and partner organizations couldn’t thank us enough!

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