To Die in Jerusalem

Director & Producer: Hilla Medalia
Executive Producer: John Priddy, Ed Priddy
Co-producer: Keren Rattenbach
Editor: Geof Bartz
Composer: Issar Shulman
Director of Photography: Ran Shetreet, Ramez Kazmouz

About The Film

Ever since seventeen-year-old Rachel Levy, an Israeli, was killed years ago in Jerusalem by a Palestinian suicide bomber, her mother Abigail has never found peace. Levy’s killer was Ayat al-Akhras, also seventeen, a schoolgirl from a Palestinian refugee camp several miles away. The two young women looked unbelievably alike. To Die In Jerusalem unabashedly explores the Palestinian-Israeli conflict through the personal loss of two families, cluminating in an emotionally charged meeting between the mothers of the girls–reflecting the conflict as seen through their eyes. But some emotional chasms are too large to cross.