Kenefick Humanities Chair Series Presents Award-Winning Documentary
Creighton University’s Kenefick Humanities Chair Series on the Humane Life presents the award-winning documentary, “To See If I'm Smiling” (lir'ot Im Ani Mehayeechet), at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 3 in room 3023 of Creighton’s Mike and Josie Harper Center located at 630 N. 20th St. The film is free and open to the public.
The 2007 documentary directed by Tamar Varom explores the darker side of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict through the testimonies of six female soldiers and explores the ways that gender, ethics and moral responsibility intersect during war.
Israel is the only country in the world where 18-year-old girls are drafted for compulsory service and the six female Israeli soldiers stationed in Gaza and the West Bank revisit their tours of duty in the occupied territories with surprising honesty and strip bare stereotypes of gender differences in the military.