Israel, 2016; 53 mins
On October 18, 2015, a terrorist armed with a gun and a knife entered a bus terminal in the Southern Israeli city of Beersheba. Within 18 minutes, a soldier was killed and an Eritrean asylum seeker was beaten to death. Using surveillance footage and cellphone cameras, this riveting 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 and the terrible results caused by panic, fear and prejudice. Winner of top prizes at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam and Israel’s Academy Awards, this intricately constructed film puts the viewer in an extreme situation and forces them to question their own assumptions. Executive produced by Mark Boal and Megan Ellison (Zero Dark Thirty), Death in the Terminal was recently named one of the “10 Most Anticipated Documentaries of 2017” (nonfics.com).
Tali Shemesh was born in Jerusalem and graduated from the Sam Spiegel Film and Television School in Jerusalem. Shemesh is a valued documentary film director. Her films include "Miss Fat and Beautiful" (1999), "White Gold Black Labor" (2004), and "The Cemetery Club" (2006). Her last film was featured in the Cannes Film Festival and won the Golden Dove Award at the Leipzig Festival. Shemesh created and produced the series "Hitorarut" and "Hitpakhut" and Israeli series and short documentaries which gave a stage to the social revolution in the summer of 2011.
Asaf Sudri is a cinematographer and director, known for Death in the Terminal (2016), Fill the Void(2012) and Thirst (2004).