New Love Films

Company Jasmine

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Directed by Yael Katzir

Produced by Dan Katzir & Yael Katzir

Cinematography: Dan Katzir

Color. Video. 52 minutes

Hebrew with English subtitles

An award winning documentary capturing for the first time the prestigious Women Field Officers’ School in the IDF. Filmmaker Yael Katzir, herself a former officer, followed for months the fifty women cadets in training. These are among the toughest female soldiers in the Israeli army and director Katzir got access to their most challenging struggles as they cope with pressures and fears. During this course they will  discover their limits and need for friendships as they tough it out to the finish line. It is a story of how a traditionally male club is now challenged by women who want to break the glass ceiling around them.

PRESS

PRAISE FOR COMPANY JASMINE

Fascinating and deeply moving. A very important film. It speaks the voice of many women.
Dr. Sylvia Jjaui
Gender Studies, Tel Aviv University, Israel
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Never a dull moment. An authentic, dynamic and complex film. It will definitely provoke public discussion.
Nissim Dayan
Film Critic, Israel
It shows what women can do and how much things have changed since my generation was in service.
Leah Rabin
widow of assassinated Prime Minister Rabin

ADDITIONAL PRESS

Yale University Jewish Virtual Library: ‘State and Society in Israel’ (pdf)

Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy: ‘Women in the Sphere of Masculinity’

Michigan State University: ‘Jewish Studies Program, Spring 2012’ (pdf)

Jewish Post: ‘Israel Film Festival’

Beit Hatfutsot, The Museum of the Jewish People: ‘Documentary Films Series: Two Films’

Jackson Free Press Magazine: ‘Sampling “Strange Fruit” ‘

AFFMA International Film Festival: ‘Distinguished Films and Winners 2001’

San Diego International Jewish Film Festival: ’12th Annual San Diego Jewish Film Festival’

Palm Beach International Film Festival: ‘2002 Program’

The Buffalo News: ‘A Feast of Jewish Films Offers Food for Thought’

Riverrun International Film Festival: ‘Best Documentary Feature’

Vancouver Jewish Film Festival: ‘Israel a Focus at Film Festival’