Film Review- Outline
Thesis Statement: Overall, the film is a good representation of Mizrahi protest films. As an
extreme and unique form of resistance in social discourse, the film frames the postmodern ethnic
and political struggle within social events such as sports.
The division and struggles between Mizrahi Jews and Ashkenazi Jews have been evident
in Israel since the early 20th century to this day. The documentary Underdogs: A War Movie
centers in these tensions and brings a thriller of class and ethnic struggles based in sports.
Discrimination and inequality were common in Israel as Western Jews (Ashkenazi) looked down
on Mizrahi Jews. As the dominant power in the country, the Western Jews come across as an
oppressive power which the lower classes struggle against. This documentary high…
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