From the Editors
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Andy Spyra is a freelance photographer currently based in Hagen, Germany. He studied photography at the Fachhochschule Hannover. Since 2010 he has been working as a freelance photographer on assignments and personal long-term projects in the Balkans and the Middle East. He has been published in major magazines and newspapers internationally and is the recipient of the Getty images Grant for Editorial Photography among other grants. To view more of Spyra’s photography visit his website.
"The women express a desire to participate in warfare, and are frustrated when they are forced to remain in the safe houses with the children while the men conduct battle. In 1948, they gain the “right” to guard the kibbutz with hunting rifles. The film concludes with photographs of these women wielding their guns, implying that they gave up their own liberation for the sake of the national struggle and the settler colonial project."click | email | tweet