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Is Golda All That it is Hyped Up to Be?

Claire Englander

Staff Writer

Many have eagerly awaited the release of Golda. Golda is an incredibly moving and powerful film that offers deep insight into the life and legacy of Israel’s first female prime minister, Golda Meir. It is based on the true story of how she handled the 1963 Yom Kippur War. This movie discusses all of Golda Meir’s choices throughout the War and her and her team's perspective and thought process. It shows the challenges and successes she faced and the decisions she made that shaped the nation. Golda came out just before the 50th anniversary of the Yom Kippur War, and just a few weeks before the war on October seventh against Hamas broke out. Golda has informative details about the Yom Kippur War, Israel's relationships with surrounding countries, and the historical context of Israel’s formation and conflicts. Primarily, Golda displays Jewish and Israeli persistence, which is so important, especially at this time. It demonstrates Israel and the Jewish people’s determination and might. Golda is sorrowful, but it represents powerful information.

The movie does a great job of portraying the challenges and triumphs Golda Meir faced as a leader, and it captures the remarkable strength and determination she possessed. The performances in Golda are also amazing, especially the lead actress, who shows Meir's personality, strength, determination, and commitment to her people. The film also pays attention to the challenges faced being a female leader at that time. Throughout the movie, the audience really feels the weight of her responsibilities and the sacrifices she made. The storytelling is compelling, and the film manages to balance personal moments from her life while also showing the larger political context. Visually, the movie is beautiful, with attention to detail in recreating the time period. It also captures the emotions and intensity of the story. It's a thought-provoking movie that showcases the complexities of leadership and the sacrifices made for the greater good. Overall, Golda is a must-watch for anyone. It's a beautifully made movie that pays tribute to a truly inspirational figure. I highly recommend giving it a watch!



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