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TEL AVIV

Rona Yefman: 2 Flags

SOMMER CONTEMPORARY ART

by JESSICA KRAFT


RONA YEFMANFrom the project 2 Flags, 2006.• Courtesy Sommer Contemporary Art.

Even in mistranslation, the title of photographer Rona Yefman's first work in film conveys the allegorical tension suffusing it. More accurately rendered as "capture the flag,” 2 Flags invokes the classic children's neighborhood battle game and, though the characters comprising the "Stripes" team are Yefman’s familiar, loveable eccentrics, it's clear they stand for archetypal Israelis. Squaring off against the Stripes, meanwhile, is a gang of thuggish young men in…

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