Seeds of Summer  {Zirei Kayitz}

Seeds of Summer
Zirei Kayitz

Israel, 2007, 63 Minute Running Time
Bay Area Premiere
Genre/Subjects: Bisexual, Documentary, Jewish, Lesbian, Middle Eastern, Politics, Religion / Spirituality
Program: Documentary
Language: Hebrew

DIRECTOR: Hen Lasker

In Seeds of Summer, director Hen Lasker takes a deeper look at the place where she first fell in love with a woman. This fly-on-the-wall documentary, which follows Israeli female combat soldiers, not only studies the intersection of love and duty, but also exposes the dichotomy of the youth with the burden of military service. Particularly compelling is a scene in which the young women discuss losing their virginity while waiting their turn to fire a machine gun. But it is the director’s relationship with Smadar, a commander struggling to reconcile her military persona with her gentle soul, that makes the film truly enchanting. Simple glances speak volumes about the intimacy between the subject and the director.—ALEXIS WHITHAM

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