These two video documentaries by Israeli women confront different aspects of their society. In Iris Rubin's Hide and Seek (1998) three Sephardic women join a local drama workshop, an apparently innocuous activity that some of their husbands perceive as a threat. One woman explains that before she joined the group her life revolved around her family, while a husband complains that his wife is neglecting her homemaking duties. Rubin's loosely structured, discursive form avoids a single conclusion, her meandering style appropriate to the women's gradual self-discovery. 54 min. In Ever Shot Anyone? (1996) director Michal Aviad does a month of reserve duty on the Golan Heights with an all-male unit, hoping to explore “Israeli male identity.” After interviewing the men—who describe their friendships with each other and declare that they'd never allow their wives to spend a month making a film—she comes to the unsurprising conclusion that soldiers “lose their individuality.” Wondering what she's up to, the men make a parody of her video, which is silly enough to be appealing. 60 min.