Centre for Jewish Studies sponsors screening of ‘Zero Motivation'
10 Oct 2016
A zany, dark, and comedic portrait of everyday life for a unit of young, female Israeli soldiers
On Thursday, 20 October 2016 (8.30pm) at Cineworld Didsbury.
This screening of ‘Zero Motivation' (2014, Israel, dir.: Talya Lavie, 97 mins) is followed by a Q&A panel with Dr Moshe Behar, Pears Senior Lecturer in Israeli and Middle Eastern Studies.
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 humour and sharp-edged wit.