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To see if I'm smiling

Lir'ot im ani mehayechet (Israel)

Directed by:
Tamar Yarom
TIFF edition:

Six Israeli women give a personal account about their life in the Israeli Army, in the Occupied Territories. A female point of view on the drama of an unending war, on the moral challenges the soldiers faced at the encounter with the Palestinian population. The women look back critically at the way they handled the power that was placed in their hands at the young age of eighteen. Questions that were not dealt with during the service are raised today with great pain.

Awards & Festivals: IDFA (International Documentary Festival Amsterdam) 2007, Melbourne 2008, Documenta Madrid 2008, Vienna 2008, The Silver Wolf Award - IDFA 2007, Audience Award - IDFA 2007, Best Documentary - Haifa 2007