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Cause of Death



Israel, 2018, HD - Color - 79

DIRECTED BY:
Ramy A. Katz

CAST:
Jamal Barakat

SCREENPLAY:
Ramy A. Katz, Assaf Lapid

PHOTOGRAPHY:
Itai Raziel, Rami Katzav

EDITING:
Assaf Lapid

MUSIC:
Ophir Leibovitch

SOUND:
Yosi Appelbaum

PRODUCER:
Ramy A. Katz

WORLD SALES:
Go2Films

STORY DESCRIPTION:

Israel 2018 | 79 minutes | Hebrew, Arabic | Hebrew subtitles On the night of March 5, 2002, an armed terrorist opened fire on civilians dining in a Tel Aviv restaurant. Druze policeman Salim Barakat quickly arrived on the scene and bravely eliminated him. However, he was killed by the terrorist. For ten years, Jamal, Salim's brother, has been attending annual police ceremonies in commemoration of his brother. Suspecting they may be withholding information, he decides to go on an investigative journey to find out who killed his brother. This is the story of a bereaved brother facing the Israeli security establishment, of a Druze facing the State of Israel, and more than anything, of a man facing himself.
DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:

Ramy A. Katz was born in Jerusalem, 1976. Graduated from the Steve Tisch School of Film & Television, Tel Aviv University 2004. His student film Alaska, fiction 16mm, Clermont Ferrand Film Festival official selection was broadcasted on national TV. His award winning documentary film Free Flow, 2011, had participated in human rights film festival around the world, broadcasted on CH2,Ch10,HOT VOD. Cause of Death is his second documentary.

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