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.
ZERO MOTIVATION (Efes Be-Yachasei Enosh) November 16 (2014, 97 min)
A zany, dark,and comedic portrait of everyday life for a unit of young, female Israeli soldiers. The Human Resources Office at a remote desert base serves as the setting for this cast of characters who bide their time pushing paper and battling in computer games, counting down the minutes until they can return to civilian life. Amidst their boredom and clashing personalities, issues of commitment – to friendship, love, and country - are handled with humor and sharp-edged wit.