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A Feature film by Simone Bitton

Produced by Ciné Sud Promotion

Release in France : 21/10/2009


    Her name was Rachel Corrie. She was 23 years old. She arrived in Palestine believing that her American citizenship would suffice to make her an effective human shield to save lives, olive trees, wells, and houses.

    But Rachel was crushed by a bulldozer on March 16, 2003 in the Gaza Strip. Like many other young people, she kept a travel diary in the form of emails that she sent to her family and friends in the United States.

    To the rhythm of the young pacifist's words, this film investigates her death, allowing the various parties involved to speak out, juxtaposing contradictory versions of the same event, observing the scene of the drama, and revealing a number of documents that have never been seen before.

    Truth or lies?

    Bearing witness or propaganda?

    The film slowly unravels the tangled tale and transcends its subject to become a filmic meditation on youth, war, idealism, and political commitment.

    Production and distribution (5)

    Executive Producer :

    Ciné Sud Promotion

    Foreign production companies :

    RTBF - Radio Télévision Belge de la Communauté Française, Novak Prod

    French distribution :

    Les Films du Paradoxe

    Co-production :

    Arte France Cinéma

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    UDI - Urban Distribution International

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    Full credits (7)

    Executive Producer :

    Thierry Lenouvel

    Director of Photography :

    Jacques Bouquin

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Claire Viroulaud

    Sound Mixer :

    Jean-Guy Véran

    Screenwriter :

    Simone Bitton

    Sound Recordist :

    Cosmas Antoniadis

    Editors :

    Catherine Poitevin, Jean-Michel Perez

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    Feature film

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    Production language :

    English, Hebrew, Arabic

    Coproducer countries :

    France, Belgium

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    Majority French (France, Belgium)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 40 min

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    Dolby SR

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