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To See If I'm Smiling (2007)

The story of women who served in the occupied territories. Tamar Yarom studied film at the London Film School and psychology at the Hebrew University. Her diploma films were screened at ... See full summary »

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The story of women who served in the occupied territories. Tamar Yarom studied film at the London Film School and psychology at the Hebrew University. Her diploma films were screened at festivals around the world. Her documentary credits include "Laundry" and "Witches." "Sob Sister," Tamar Yarom's drama debut, won the Best Drama Award at the 2002 Haifa Festival. Selected filmography: "Sob Sister" (2002). Written by Haiffa Film Festival

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Re: Sentimental Bunk
18 June 2009 | by See all my reviews

I don't know what film you watched but it doesn't appear that you watched this one very closely.

Of course this film is not about war. It's not a war film, nor is it a film about the occupation of Palestine though the conflict there forms the backdrop of the film. It neither glamorizes, justifies nor excuses any of the events that happen in the Occupied Territories. And there is no political context alluded to this film because this film is, I think, very deliberately apolitical. The film makers display no overt bias one way or the other. And in so doing, one is allowed to take their own meaning from the film.

That said it's pretty obvious to me that the occupation of Palestine not only diminishes the humanity of Palestinians but also that of the occupiers. The line between justifiable self preservation and unwarranted sadism is proved to be very thin.

The subjects in the film don't speak politically and they don't resort to easy rhetoric. It shows that it is extremely difficult to do the "right thing", what can happen if you try to and ultimately the great psychological price one pays for having to leave one's moral compass to one side.

Highly recommended if uncomfortable viewing


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