The Reason Why

Jerusalem Film Festival
YES

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?

Director:

Producer: Hilla Medalia

Details

Production Company: Medalia productions
Duration: 94 min.
Date of Release: 28.08.21
Country of Production: Israel

Shooting Format: HD
Language: Hebrew
Subtitles: Hebrew, English

Festivals & Awards

  • Jerusalem Film Festival 2021
    Diamond Competition for Israeli Documentary Films

Involved Broadcasters

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

Categories

Human Interest / Social Issues, Investigative, Social Issues