Flipping Out

Flipping Out

Yoav Shamir
| 1 h 27 min

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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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Flipping Out, Yoav Shamir, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Yoav Shamir
  • cinematographer
    Yoav Shamir
  • producer
    Michael Sharfshtein
    Moshe Edery
    Leon Edery
    Philippa Kowarsky
    Kent Martin
  • editor
    Era Lapid
  • cinematography
    Jonathan Ofek
    Amnon Zlayet
  • sound
    Sandrine Beeri
    Haim Meir
  • composer
    Ophir Leibovitch
  • trance music
    PTX Patrick Chen
  • sound editor
    Alex Salter
  • re-recording mixer
    Allan Scarth
  • online editor
    Doug Woods
  • colourist
    Doug Woods
  • researcher
    Keren Mualem
  • production manager
    Keren Mualem
  • production coordinator
    Sigal Shaashua
  • production assistant
    Danny Mozes
    Moshe Vardi
    Ronit Porat
    Ophir Brom
  • psychological advisor
    Yoram Ben Yehuda
  • preparation
    Sasha Franklin
  • post-production advisor
    Sayedali Rawji
    Pierre Ferlatte
  • digitization
    Noam Hod
    Itamar Lapid
  • computing
    Noam Hod
    Itamar Lapid
  • translation
    Cinematyp Ltd.
  • centre administrator
    John William Lutz
  • production supervisor
    Patricia Coughran
  • marketing manager
    Amy Stewart Gallant
  • graphic design
  • legal counsel
    Shaul Shertzer
    Dubi Pery
  • insurance
    Noa Bar
  • accountant
    Asher Elkabes
  • accountant assistant
    Eli Asfen
    Itay Zukerman
    Sharon Shlush