Like all Israeli youth, Atalya is obligated to become a soldier. Unlike most, she questions the practices of her country’s military, and becomes determined to challenge this rite of passage. Despite her family’s political disagreements and personal concerns, she refuses military duty and is imprisoned for her dissent.
Q&A to follow the film with Director Molly Stuart and writer/producer Amitai Ben Abba
A director, producer, and editor based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Molly Stuart was a 2018 Women Peace and Security Fellow and a 2019 resident with SFFILM. While earning an MFA in Cinema at San Francisco State University, Molly won the Bill Nichols Excellence in Cinema Award, the Canon Best in Show Award, the Spotlight on Women in Film Award, and the Barbara Hammer Award. She has also won several film festival awards including Best Documentary Short, Best Short, and Best Young Women Storyteller Award.