A diverse group of people standing in line, some wearing hijabs, holding posters.

Mourning in Lod

(Mourning in Lod)

In May 2021, the lives of three families are turned upside down after a group of Israelis cause unrest in Lod, an Israeli city where Jews and Arabs have long lived side by side.

Over the phone Mussa promises his wife that he’ll be home soon, but en route the Palestinian finds himself caught in a street fight. Mobile footage shows the unarmed Mussa falling to the ground after being shot in the chest. The shooter holds his weapon in one hand, the Israeli flag in the other, but he walks away free as the court rules that he killed in self-defence. Soon afterwards Yigal, a Jew living in the neighbourhood, is killed during the riots triggered in Lod by Mussa’s death. Although deeply affected by the loss, his family decides to donate his organs. Yigal’s kidney goes to Randa, an Arab woman undergoing dialysis. The vicious circle of Israeli-Palestinian violence seems to have been broken, but the lives of the affected families will never be the same again.

Lucerna Cinema – Large Hall, Vodičkova 36, Praha 1

Subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
David Scharf, Moderator
Rotem Heyman, Producer

Prague Municipal Library – Small Hall, Mariánské nám. 1, Praha 1

Subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Yasar Abu Ghosh, Social Anthropologist
Lucie Alalu Šarkadyová, Moderator
TitleMourning in Lod
Original TitleMourning in Lod
Original LanguageArabic
Subtitles Czech, English
PremiéraCzech premiere
Film typeFull-length documentary
Year of Production2023
Country of OriginUSA
Length75 min.
Tags Justice, Middle East
Director Hilla Medalia

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Mourning in Lod