Each semester, the Yaschik/Arnold Jewish Studies Program presents a series of films on a different topic. Join us this fall for a series of three Israeli films focusing on recent representations of female soldiers in the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF). A discussion about military service and gender roles in the Middle-East will take place after each screening, led by Professor Oren Segal. Screenings are free and open to the public. All films are in Hebrew with English subtitles.
CLOSE TO HOME (Karov La-Bayit) September 28 (2005, 98 min)
The story of two 18-year-old girls, Smadar and Mirit, who are busy with their own worlds—falling in love, breaking-up, and the volatile relationship between the two—in an attempt to ignore the political reality in a city that slowly makes its way into their lives.