Soldier Women: To See If I’m Smiling
Israel is the only country in the world with compulsory army service for women. Whilst in Israel this is taken as commonplace, the experiences of Israeli women soldiers are rarely heard. Six women share their experiences as soldiers in the occupied territories during the bloodiest period since the first Palestinian uprising. With impressive candour they talk about what they saw and what they did; the way they tried to make sense of this ‘other world’ and how they tried to reconcile their experiences with their sense of their usual selves, outside of army uniform. To See if I’m Smiling powerfully explores the way gender, ethics, power and moral responsibility interact in times of war.