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Cause of Death

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.

Festivals and Awards:

The Jerusalem International Film Festival, Israel, 2018

Director: Ramy A. Katz

Producer: Ramy A. Katz

Production Company: Katz Films

Cinematographer: Itai Raziel, Rami Katzav

Editor: Assaf Lapid

Soundtrack Editor: Yossi Epelbaum

Original Soundtrack: Ophir Leibovitch

Supporter(s): NFCT, Yes Docu, The Other Israel Film Fund

Colourist: Edan Sasson

Script: Ramy A. Katz, Assaf Lapid

Subtitles: Hebrew, English

Film Name in Hebrew: סיבת המוות

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.

Festivals and Awards:

The Jerusalem International Film Festival, Israel, 2018

 

Director: Ramy A. Katz

Producer: Ramy A. Katz

Production Company: Katz Films

Cinematographer: Itai Raziel, Rami Katzav

Editor: Assaf Lapid

Soundtrack Editor: Yossi Epelbaum

Original Soundtrack: Ophir Leibovitch

Supporter(s): NFCT, Yes Docu, The Other Israel Film Fund

Colourist: Edan Sasson

Script: Ramy A. Katz, Assaf Lapid

Subtitles: Hebrew, English

Film Name in Hebrew: סיבת המוות

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