Flipping Out

  • Yoav Shamir,
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  • 87 min 40 s

This documentary looks at some former Israeli soldiers, most under age 25, who fly to India after being discharged from the military. About 90 per cent will use drugs during their stay, and each year some 2,000 of them will need professional help after a psychotic episode referred to as “flipping out.”

From the guest houses of northern India to the beach resorts of Goa, the film reveals the pervasive culture of drugs and hedonism that leaves some of these young people battling for their sanity.

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Film Credits

director
Yoav Shamir
cinematographer
Yoav Shamir
producer
Michael Sharfshtein
Moshe Edery
Leon Edery
Philippa Kowarsky
Kent Martin
editor
Era Lapid
cinematography
Jonathan Ofek
Amnon Zalait
sound
Sandrine Beeri
Haim Meir
composer
Ophir Leibovitch
sound editor
Alex Salter
re-recording mixer
Allan Scarth
researcher
Keren Mualem
psychological advisor
Yoram Ben Yehuda

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