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The Heart of Jenin” is open heart surgery on the afflicted hearts of those involved in the general conflict. The delicate balance between heartrending sadness and black despair is deeply moving, yet the story reveals a beacon of hope in an otherwise apparently hopeless time."
[Kino Kino]

In 2005, Ismael’s 11 year old son Ahmed was shot down by the Israeli army. Despite his grief, Ismael decides to donate his son’s organs to Israeli children thus saving their lives. One and a half years after his decision, Ismael travels through Israel to meet the children he has helped and their families. It is a journey through a territory marked by prejudice.

 

 
 
headline festivals       headline The crew
headline   Jerusalem Film Festival / July 2008 / section: Special Screening
headline   61st Locarno International Film Festival / August 2008 / section: Real to Reel
headline   Toronto International Film Festival 2008 / October 2008 / section: Documentary Competition
headline   Hamptons 2008 / October 2008 / section: Documentary Competition
headline   51st DOK Leipzig 2008 / October-November 2008 / section: German Competition
headline   Valladolid International Film Festival / October-November 2008 / section: Time of History (Competition)
headline   6th Warsaw Jewish Film Festival / November 2008 / section: Competition Feature Documentary Film
headline   Dubai International Film Festival / December 2008 / section: Cultural Bridge
headline   Doc Point - 8th Helsinki Documentary Film Festival / January 2009 / section: Competition
headline   Cinema for Peace 2009 / February 2009 6th Mexico City International Film Festival 2009 / section: Competition
headline   Amnesty International´s Movies that Matter Festival / March 2009 / Official nomination
headline   Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival (NPO) / October 2009 / Official nomination
headline   Refugee Filmfestival Tokio / October 2009 / Official nomination
headline   Korean International Dicumantary Filmfestival / October 2009 / Opening Film

headline awards

headline  Cinema for Peace Award 2009 for the "Most Valuable Documentary of the Year"
headline   Audiance Award Internationales Filmfestival Dubai 2008
headline  1st Price Valladolid International Film Festival Section "Time of History" 2008
headline DEFA Award DOK Leipzig Festiva l2008
headline Audiance Award Filmfestival "Movies that matter" Amnesty International 2009
headline   The movie is screened at movie theaters  since May 7th, 2009 in Germany


2008, 89 minutes.

A co-production of Eikon Southwest
with SWR (Southwest Radio) in cooperation
with Arte and Filmperspektive.
Sponsored by
MFG Filmpromotion Baden-Württemberg

Directors: Marcus Vetter, Leon Geller
Camera: Nadav Hekselmann
Film editing: Saskia Metten
Original music: Erez Koskas

Production managers:
Kristin Holst, Yariv Mozer (Israel)
Producers: Ernst Ludwig Ganzert, Ulli Pfau
Produced by:
EIKON Südwest
in cooperation with Filmperspektive GmbH


Editors:
Gudrun Hanke El Ghomri, Martina Zöllner / SWR

     
headline press clippings (english)    

»"Heart" beats for Palestine« link
Variaty, 12.02.2009

»Hope And Pain In Film About Palestinian Organ Donor« link
New York Times (nytimes.com)
14.07.2008

»Heart of Jenin« link
haarez.com, 11.07.2008

 

 

press kid - english (PDF) link

press kid - german (PDF) link

press kid - french (PDF) link

press Info - german (PDF) link

 

headline presse (deutsch)    

»Das Herz von Jenin« link
AVIVA-BERLIN.de, 15.04.2009

»Cinema for Peace 2009 in Berlin Preis für den Besten Dokumentarfilm an die Eikon-Produktion
"The Heart of Jenin"«
link
INTERFILM - Das Netzwerk kirchlicher Filmarbeit
16.02.2009

»Cinema for Peace Award für 2 SWR-Koproduktionen« link
SWR Presseservice, 10.02.2009

»Cinema for Peace zeichnet DAS HERZ VON JENIN sowie MENACHEM UND FRED aus«
Award Most Valuable Documentary of the Year
Baden-Württemberg International, Februar 09

»Al-Kasaba Film Festival: "The Heart of Jenin"« link
Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, 27.11.2008

 

»Zeit für einen anderen Weg zum Frieden - FLUGPLATZ sprach in Tübingen mit Ismail Khatib, dem Vater eines 2005 in Jenin erschossenen Palästinenserjungen«
Schwäbisches Tagblatt, Jugendredaktion Flugplatz, 09.12.2008

»Das Herz von Dschenin – ein Film bewegt Palästinenser und Israeli - Achmeds Tod lässt andere Kinder leben« link
Stuttgarter Zeitung, 13.08.2008

»Tod und Liebe
Ismael Khatib und das geschenkte Herz«
link
Frankfurter Rundschau online, 13.08.2008

»Ein Schicksalsschlag und seine Folgen - Das Herz aus Jenin« link
Berner Zeitung, 12.08.2008

 


»Das Herz aus Dschenin« link
Kölner Stadtanzeiger, 11.08.2008

»Achmed lebt - Nahost. Ein Palästinenser spendete die Organe seines von israelischen Soldaten getöteten Sohnes an israelische Kinder. profil traf den Vater im Flüchtlingslager Dschenin.« link
Profil, 08.08.2008

»Ein Herz für Kinder zwischen den Fronten - JENIN Tragischer Tod eines palästinensischen Jungen wird zum Zeichen des Friedens – Tübinger dreht erst Film und startet dann Hilfsprojekt« link
Heilbronner Stimme, 03.07.2008

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