Flipping Out (film)
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|Directed by||Yoav Shamir|
National Film Board of Canada
|Running time||84 minutes|
Flipping Out is a 2008 documentary film directed by Yoav Shamir describing the drug use of Israeli men and women in India. It follows Israeli soldiers who take their discharge bonus and travel to India, where 90 percent will take drugs and around 2,000 will eventually need professional help after experiencing drug-induced mental breakdowns, or "flipping out". It was shown on Sundance Channel.
The documentary shows the response of Israeli agencies to the growing problem of settlements in India with ex-soldiers involved in drug use. One encounter in Flipping Out is the meeting between the Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Eli Yishai and former soldiers. One female soldier tells him that she is on her second trip to India and that “...here one can feel normal again .no bombings, no corruption, none of that pressure [faced] back in Israel... one comes here and feels normal again”.
- "Flipping Out - Israel's Drug Generation". BBC Four. Retrieved February 23, 2012.
- "Israeli documentary premieres in U.S. Sept. 8". Jewish Chronicle. August 28, 2008. Retrieved February 23, 2012.
- Mueller, Claus. "Former Israeli Soldiers "Flipping Out" in India". Jewish Post. Retrieved February 23, 2012.
- Flipping Out at the Internet Movie Database
- The Heeb review
- Flipping Out on Sundance Channel
- National Film Board of Canada Web site for Flipping Out
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