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Death in the Terminal

This horrifying Israeli documentary reconstructs the 18 minutes of chaos that ensued in October 2015 after a Bedouin gunman attacked a bus station in Beersheba; security forces shot the man dead but also fatally wounded a young Eritrean immigrant they mistook for his accomplice, whom bystanders then kicked and bludgeoned as he lay on the floor bleeding. Directors Tali Shemesh and Asaf Sudry anchor their story with security video from inside the station, which shows the brutality against the immigrant unfold, and turn from one witness to the next as they piece together what happened. When the filmmakers conclude by running the video backward, you may be stunned at how quickly a public place can become a war zone and how easily victims can become victimizers. In Hebrew and Tigrinya with subtitles.

Credits

Directors:

  • Tali Shemesh
  • Asaf Sudri

Writers:

  • Tali Shemesh
  • Asaf Sudri

Producers:

  • Alma Har'el
  • Tali Shemesh
  • Asaf Sudri

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