film made history in showing for the first time a scene of a birth.
It explores sex preferences as expressed within the family and society,
with particular emphasis on: 1)demographic, 2) economic, and 3)
security concerns. Without exception the bias leans strongly towards
preference of a male. Only the demands of the labour force and biological
reproductive issues call for the birth of a female citizen.
While researching the film, Israel being a country of universal
military conscription, discussions organised between male and female
recruits proved stormy. Many of the young women claimed the right
to share in the duties of the battlefield.