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To Die in Jerusalem

Directed by Hilla Medalia
Israel, 2007
Documentary

Synopsis

Filmmaker Hilla Medalia presents an utterly compelling documentary exploring the story of Israeli teen Rachel Levy, victim of a suicide bomber named Ayat al-Akhras, a Palestinian schoolgirl who bore an uncanny resemblance to Levy.

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To Die in Jerusalem Directed by Hilla Medalia

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  • El Biffo's rating of the film To Die in Jerusalem

    Interesting to see the viewpoint of both mothers, the mother of the suicide bomber and the mother of the victim, but incredibly unsatisfying. One would have hoped for some resolution, if not for the hopeless conflict, at least between the two mothers. However, even this small miracle is unattainable. This sheds no light, only more darkness. Hilla Medalia's "documentary" films are more exploitative than informative.