Cause of Death


Coolidge Corner Theatre Fri, Nov 8, 2019 12:00 PM
Brattle Theatre Sat, Nov 9, 2019 6:30 PM
Film Info
Director(s):Ramy A. Katz
Language:Arabic, Hebrew
Running Time:79 min
Type of Film:Documentary
Premiere Status:New England Premiere
Topic:Death and Dying
Israeli/Palestinian Relations
Jewish/Muslim Co-existence
Law & Justice


On the night of March 5, 2002, Druze policeman Salim Barakat responded to a call about a shooter opening fire on civilians at a Tel Aviv restaurant. He died that night, a hero murdered by a terrorist. But soon after, Salim’s brother, Jamal, began to hear accounts that conflicted with the official report. Cause of Death follows Jamal’s investigative journey to uncover the facts surrounding his brother’s death, an experience that exposes uncomfortable truths about the position of the Druze minority in Israel.


Followed by a conversation with Director Ramy Katz.