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Posted by Web Manager on March 13, 2008

Vardit Bilu and Dalia Hager 2006

I have a soft spot for any film set in Jerusalem in the winter. This one is about two conscripted young women patrolling the streets of Jerusalem during the height of the second Intifada, which mostly consists of stopping every Arab man they come across, checking his papers, and writing his information down on their clipboards. The political questions raised by the film are obvious but still poignant; it’s just that by the time the film came out in 2006 it was a kind of like, well, there aren’t that many Arabs left in Jerusalem to keep track of now that most of them are on the other side of that giant wall.

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