Anna, a military investigator with the Israel Defense Forces, tries to shed light on events that occurred in the occupied territories. Officers from an elite unit supposedly targeted Palestinian civilians without apparent motive. An internal investigation is launched, and the young woman plans to get to the bottom of the matter. The conver- sations in Room 514 are heated, to say the least. During her interrogations, Anna butts heads with an arrogant officer who refuses to recognize her authority. She has to persevere in her fact-finding mission, particularly since she is working in a male-dominated environment where women have to put in twice the effort to maintain their credibility. In his first feature, which received a special jury mention at the Tribeca Film Festival, Sharon Bar-ziv tackles the code of silence that allows the military to protect its own. He contrasts the forced silence imposed on soldiers with the values of determination, integrity and compassion that guide their actions. Shot in five days almost exclusively in an interrogation room, this unsettling work with incisive dialogue is eloquent proof that great films can be made on a shoestring budget.
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