To Die in Jerusalem

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Released 2007

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To Die in Jerusalem is a documentary about two 17-year-old girls - one an Israeli, the other a Palestinian suicide bomber - who died in a Jerusalem market. On the morning of March 29, 2002, Ayat Al-Akhras went to the grocery store. At 1:45 p.m. that afternoon, she detonated her bomb killing herself, Rachel Levy and a guard, and injuring 30 others. Al-Akhras was significantly influenced by the circumstances of Israeli occupation and her exposure to violence and death. Levy was about to join the Israeli army like all 18-year-olds in the country. She wanted to study art and design. Through two families' personal losses and searches for answers, the film explores the region's conflict, the mutual pain, the diverse perceptions of death and ultimately the hope for peace. The film reveals how complex and personally difficult reconciliation can be within the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The meeting between the two mothers is the film's most emotional moment.
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