The Reason Why
Suleiman El-Abid was sentenced to 27 years in jail for the rape and murder of Hanit Kikos, based on his confession alone. A few days after reenacting the crime he retracted his confession and has been claiming innocence ever since. Did he receive a fair trial or did the justice systems incriminate him to whitewash their own failures?
Producer: Hilla Medalia
Production Company: Medalia productions
Duration: 94 min.
Date of Release: 28.08.21
Country of Production: Israel
Subtitles: Hebrew, English
Festivals & Awards
Jerusalem Film Festival 2021
Diamond Competition for Israeli Documentary Films
yes Docu – DBS Satellite Service
Involved Institutions and Other Financiers
Rabinovich Foundation for the Arts, The New Fund for Cinema and TV, The Israeli Lottery Council for Culture and Arts
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