World Cinema

PRECIOUS LIFE (CHAIM YAKARIM)

  • Description
  • As a tangible document of hope for peace in the Middle East, former war correspondent Shlomi Eldar's PRECIOUS LIFE conveys the need to bypass politics and nationalism in order to protect our children and improve their quality of life. Born without on immune system, the four-month-old Palestinian baby Mohammad Abu Mustoffo will die without a bone morrow transplant - a procedure that con only be done in on Israeli hospital. As Israeli and Palestinian doctors put aside their differences in order to perform the operation, Israeli journalist Eldar captures all the complex and emotional moments, even as the boy's mother voices her support for suicide bombers as a legitimate tool of Palestinian self-determination. PRECIOUS LIFE is a documentary of great moral intricacy, providing rare insight into the personal ramifications of life in modern Gaza, while weighing the possible future cost of saving a child's life.

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