Precious Life (2011)
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At once a plea to end human suffering and a ray of hope for Israeli-Palestinian harmony, journalist Shlomi Eldar's documentary Precious Life chronicles the plight of Mohammad Abu Mustafa, a four year old Palestinian boy born without an immune system, who will die in an Israeli hospital if he doesn't obtain a bone marrow transplant within a brief period of time. Not only does Mohammad succeed at getting the treatment he needs, his case manages to pull Israeli and Palestinian doctors together, who
Feb 25, 2011 Limited
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The engrossing story of a Palestinian infant with a rare and deadly disease who can only be saved by a Jewish doctor in the Tel-Hashomer Hospital in Jerusalem.
It focuses on people trying to make a positive difference in societies dominated by chaos and destruction.
The thematic dimensions of its hostile locale are gripping, but the heart of the film belongs to a little boy. It is his struggle, and not those over borders and ideologies, that emerges as the most crucial.
The issues in this particular conflict are immensely difficult ones, but, despite the film's flaws, this is quite an inspirational story among all the bad news from that part of the world.
Eye-opening and often devastating, this documentary challenges audiences to confront and question their own biases and assumptions.
The best of man and the worst of man - side by side and face to face ... one of those stories about the human condition that gives us both hope and reason for despair
Extraordinary...provides a gripping, intimate perspective on the ages-old conflict between Jews and Palestinians... Powerful stuff.
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