Rafi Mokady, born in 1929, is a Doctor of soil and water sciences, the father of three and Commander of a Brigade’s Reconnaissance Company in the Israel Defense Forces reserves. On June 9, 1967 (the Six Day War), Major Rafi Mokady heads a Reconnaissance Team whose role is to lead the Brigade in the breakthrough battle of the Golan Heights. The battle is fraught with complications and disorder that time and again thwart Rafi’s efforts to direct the Brigade troops. But Rafi doesn’t give up – he will do everything he can to restore the course of the battle and prevent the casualties the Brigade will suffer later on. At the height of these efforts, while fighting as a Battalion Commander – Rafi is wounded.
When the battle is over, and Rafi is left wounded in the field, he is confident help is on the way.
The historical story depicted in iF YOU PULL NORTH is based on the directors’ profound research, through which formerly undisclosed pieces of information have been discovered. The film follows the events of the long days during which Rafi is alone in the field, while gradually laying out the course of the battle that led up to those days, along with flashbacks from 38 years of life. Thus, the unfathomable story of Rafi Mokady unfolds. A story that wasn’t meant to be revealed.