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Hilla Lavie and Asaf Tal
Michal Pick Hamou, Wounded Homeland: Evolving Representations of Trauma in Israeli Cinema
The book Wounded Homeland: Evolving Representations of Trauma in Israeli Cinema, written by Michal Pick Hamou, examines expressions of trauma in Israeli cinema, emphasizing what Hamou refers to as “dissociative cinema.” Six films, created between 2000 and 2006, are characterized by dissociative and post-traumatic expressions related to historical events and the social climate in Israel at the time. These films, highly acclaimed by critics and viewers, shed a new light on trauma, which previously took place mostly on the margins of Israeli cinema.