2018 Jewish Film Festival: Death in the Terminal

Directed by Tali Shemesh & Asaf Sudry

Death in the Terminal

50 min. | Israel | 2016 | Hebrew & Tigrinya w/English Subtitles | Documentary


Monday, Feb. 19, 2018 | 4:30pm | Santikos Palladium IMAX


About the Film

On October 18, 2015, a terrorist armed with a gun and a knife entered Beersheba’s bus terminal. Within 18 minutes, Omri Levy, a soldier, was killed, and Abtum Zarhum, an Eritrean asylum seeker, was lynched after being mistaken for a terrorist. This film presents a tense, minute-by-minute, Rashomon-style account of that tragic day. It tells the story of people caught in the wrong place at the wrong time, who experienced panic and fear. Their testimonies are incorporated into security camera footage to present a surprising and complex picture that dismantles the concept of “lynch”, and challenges our ability to judge what happened during those fateful moments.

Warning: This film contains graphic imagery.

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Death in the Terminal will be preceded by the short documentary, Joe's Violin. 

Directed by Kahane Cooperman

Joe's Violin

24 min. | USA | 2016 | English | Documentary

About the Film

In the Oscar-nominated Joe's Violin, a donated musical instrument forges an improbable friendship. 91-year-old Holocaust survivor Joe Feingold and 12-year-old Bronx school girl Brianna Perez show how the power of music can bring light in the darkest of times, and how a small act can have a significant impact.

Jewish Journal Review 
Huffington Post Blog 
Forward Article 

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