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Hilla Medalia in To Die in Jerusalem

To Die in Jerusalem

2007 NR

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. Culminating in a heartrending meeting of the girls' mothers, the film chronicles the seemingly intractable tensions entangling two societies -- and, ultimately, two families -- united only by terrible violence and loss.

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