I finally saw: Waltz with Bashir

Waltz with Bashir is a very well done look into war and what people do to cope with what they have seen and done. Ari, the filmmaker, uses the movie as a means to investigate his own lost memories of his time served in the early 80’s during the War in Lebanon. As he interviews others trying to find people who remember, he discovers he is not alone. Many comrades have also blocked memories of the events, while others simply deny what occurred. The movie asks: “Am I a good person? Or do I simply not remember the evils I have committed upon others?” Twenty years later, it is only a conversation with a fellow friend plagued by nightmares that Ari’s memories begin to return.

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