Death in the Terminal 18+

Documentary | Feature
Israel | 52 mins | 2016
Hebrew, Tigrigna with English subtitles

Australian Premiere

“Lands like a gut punch.” (Now Magazine)

In 2015 a man enters an Israeli bus station, stabs a guard, steals his weapon and begins shooting, but this is only the beginning of an incident as ambiguous as it is horrifying. Bystanders are quickly galvanised into an ugly mob that wreaks vengeance on another man they believe to be responsible. Recounted through security camera footage and multiple (and multiply confused) eyewitness testimonies, this highly-praised documentary becomes something more than a record of a disturbing event. It asks you to consider the reliability of your perceptions in a world where we increasingly rush to judgements, often with irrevocable consequences. Toronto Film Scene notes that the film “clocks in at just under an hour in length, but it will haunt viewers’ memories for much longer than that.” Note: contains images of real and graphic violence.

Director Tali Shemesh, Asaf Sudri | Screenwriter Tali Shemesh, Asaf Sudri | Producer Alma Har'el, Tali Shemesh, Asaf Sudri | Composer Tom Darom, Tomer Yosef | Cinematographer Asaf Sundri | Editor Daniel Sivan