Fireflies (Gachliliyot) is the story of Gili, who ventures out in search of his brother, Giora, who remained forever 19 after disappearing in the Yom Kippur War. Gili’s story unfolds at different points of his life, as he continues to seek answers to his brother’s disappearance through his travels.
This is also the story of Giora, who will forever remain 19. Through interviews with his friends and army commanders who remember him, laugh and cry at the thought of him, the story is told and questions arise. How is it possible that a tank could vanish without a trace? How can one friend insist he saw Giora only days after the army insists his tank was hit? And what exactly happened out there?