Israel Film Series: Talya Lavie's "Zero Motivation" Screening and Q&A

Monday, November 10, 2014

Time:  8:00pm - 10:00pm

Location: Schermerhorn, room 501. 

Columbia University

Synopsis: Zero Motivation is a sharply observed, sometimes dark, and often hilarious portrait of everyday life for a unit of young, female soldiers in a remote Israeli desert outpost. Pencil-pushers in the IDF's Human Resources Office, best friends Zohar (Dana Ivgy) and Daffi (Nelly Tagar) spend their time playing video games, singing pop songs, jousting 

with stationery and dreaming of Tel Aviv. The indolent twosome are watched over by their senior officer, Rama (Shani Klein), who dreams of a higher position and a significant military career, but her ambitions for promotion are constantly thwarted. Playing out like M*A*S*H meets Orange is the New Black, Talya Lavie's brilliant debut film details the power struggles of three women with different agendas and very little to do. (100 min) 

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Organized by The Institute For Israel and Jewish Studies.