A unique film archive documenting the psycho-historical impact of terror and war
NATAL’s Testimonial Center operates under the umbrella of the Clinical Unit, and offers veterans the opportunity to document on film their traumatic experiences, under the supervision of a mental health professional. Over a series of meetings, lasting between 1-2 hours each, individuals are sensitively interviewed and invited to share on camera the events of their military service and personal stories of trauma as a result. This serves as a treatment method with many participants who report relief and closure along with a sense of satisfaction in the possibility of their stories helping others. In addition, the Testimonial Center serves a unique historical archive, documenting and preserving the collective psycho-history of Israeli citizens.
All testimonials are kept entirely confidential. At the end of the filming process, each person is given a DVD copy of their participation which they can share with friends and families, or privately keep.