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Israel Film Series: Talya Lavie's 'Zero Motivation' screening and Q&A

  • 501 Schermerhorn Columbia University New York, NY 10027 (map)

Join the IIJS for a screening of the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival's Best Narrative Feature, Zero Motivation, followed by a Q&A with writer/director Talya Lavie, as part of the Israel Film Series. (Catch this exciting new comedy before its NYC opening in December!)

501 Schermerhorn Hall at Columbia University

This event is free and open to the public. For more details, email RSVPs are welcome, but seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.


Synopsis: Zero Motivation is a sharply observed, sometimes dark, and often hilarious portrait of everyday life for a unit of young, female soldiers in a remote Israeli desert outpost. Pencil-pushers in the IDF's Human Resources Office, best friends Zohar (Dana Ivgy) and Daffi (Nelly Tagar) spend their time playing video games, singing pop songs, jousting with stationery and dreaming of Tel Aviv. The indolent twosome are watched over by their senior officer, Rama (Shani Klein), who dreams of a higher position and a significant military career, but her ambitions for promotion are constantly thwarted. Playing out like M*A*S*H meets Orange is the New Black, Talya Lavie's brilliant debut film details the power struggles of three women with different agendas and very little to do. (100 min)

Earlier Event: November 10
Academic lecture with Marcin Wodzinski
Later Event: November 11
Undergraduate Israel Fellowship Event