Why Can’t We Live Together? Film Series: To Die in Jerusalem

Aug 16, 2017, 6:30pm

To Die in Jerusalem ‧ 2007 ‧ Hilla Medalia ‧ Documentary ‧ 40min ‧ English subtitles

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, culminating 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.

This film screening is free and open to the public and part of #FreeAfterThree Wednesdays (each Wednesday, general admission is free from 3-9pm). Advance RSVP recommended. Voluntary donations appreciated.


Why Can’t We Live Together? features films chosen in an effort to make sense of our common humanity. The diverse range of films explore our present moment of conflict, addressing narratives of difference and resentment as well as hope and beauty. See full schedule here.

Generously sponsored by Contemporary Forum and Lisa Sette Gallery.

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