The Reason Why

2021, Feature documentary

Directed by Julie Shles
Edited by Sharon Yaish
Produced by Hilla Medalia
Country: Israel
Language: Hebrew

About The Film

Suleiman El-Abid was sentenced to 27 years in jail for the rape and murder of 16 year old Hanit Kikos, based on his confession alone. A few days after reenacting the crime, he retracted his confession and has been claiming innocence ever since. Did he receive a fair trial or did the justice systems incriminate him to whitewash their own failures?