Death in the Terminal

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Death in the Terminal

On October 18, 2015, a terrorist armed with a gun and a knife entered Beersheba’s bus terminal. Within 18 minutes, Omri Levy, a soldier, was killed, and Abtum Zarhum, an Eritrean asylum seeker, was lynched after being mistaken for a terrorist. This film presents a tense, minute-by-minute, Rashomon-style account of that tragic day. It tells the story of people caught in the wrong place at the wrong time, who experienced panic and fear. Their testimonies are incorporated into security camera footage to present a surprising and complex picture that dismantles the concept of “lynch”, and challenges our ability to judge what happened during those fateful moments.

Festivals and Awards:

Best Documentary Award (mid-length) - IDFA, the Netherlands, 2016; Best Israeli Film at Docaviv Film Festival, Tel Aviv, Israel, 2016; Best Original Music at Docaviv Film Festival, Tel Aviv, Israel, 2016; The Director Award of Fedeora, the Federation of Film Critics of Europe and the Mediterranean at Docaviv Film Festival, Tel Aviv, Israel, 2016

Director: Tali Shemesh, Asaf Sudry

Producer: Asaf Sudry, Tali Shemesh

Cinematographer: Asaf Sudry

Editor: Daniel Sivan

Soundtrack Editor: Yosi Appelbaum

Original Soundtrack: Tomer Yosef, Tom Darom

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television, yes docu

Script: Tali Shemesh, Asaf Sudry

Subtitles: Hebrew, English

Film Name in Hebrew: מוות בבאר-שבע

On October 18, 2015, a terrorist armed with a gun and a knife entered Beersheba’s bus terminal. Within 18 minutes, Omri Levy, a soldier, was killed, and Abtum Zarhum, an Eritrean asylum seeker, was lynched after being mistaken for a terrorist. This film presents a tense, minute-by-minute, Rashomon-style account of that tragic day. It tells the story of people caught in the wrong place at the wrong time, who experienced panic and fear. Their testimonies are incorporated into security camera footage to present a surprising and complex picture that dismantles the concept of “lynch”, and challenges our ability to judge what happened during those fateful moments.

Festivals and Awards:

Best Documentary Award (mid-length) - IDFA, the Netherlands, 2016; Best Israeli Film at Docaviv Film Festival, Tel Aviv, Israel, 2016; Best Original Music at Docaviv Film Festival, Tel Aviv, Israel, 2016; The Director Award of Fedeora, the Federation of Film Critics of Europe and the Mediterranean at Docaviv Film Festival, Tel Aviv, Israel, 2016

 

Director: Tali Shemesh, Asaf Sudry

Producer: Asaf Sudry, Tali Shemesh

Cinematographer: Asaf Sudry

Editor: Daniel Sivan

Soundtrack Editor: Yosi Appelbaum

Original Soundtrack: Tomer Yosef, Tom Darom

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television, yes docu

Script: Tali Shemesh, Asaf Sudry

Subtitles: Hebrew, English

Film Name in Hebrew: מוות בבאר-שבע

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