Cause of Death

  • Israel
  • Documentary
  • 2018
  • 79 min.

Cause of Death

  • Israel
  • Documentary
  • 2018
  • 79 min.


On the night of March 5, 2002, a terrorist opened fire on diners in a Tel Aviv restaurant. Druze policeman Salim Barakat bravely stopped him, but was killed by the terrorist. For years, Jamal, Salim's brother, has been attending police ceremonies in commemoration of his brother. Suspecting they may be withholding information, he sets out on a quest to find out who killed him. A story of a bereaved man facing the Israeli security establishment and the State of Israel.



Ramy A. Katz


Ramy A. Katz


Ramy A. Katz, Assaf Lapid


Itai Raziel, Rami Katzav


Assaf Lapid

Original Music

Ophir Leibovitch

Original Language

Hebrew, Arabic



Sound Designer

Yosi Appelbaum

Festival Highlights

International Human Rights Film Festival in Albania, Albania , 2019

FIDBA, Argentina , Human Rights Competition , 2019

Docs Mx, Mexico , International Competition , 2019

Stony Brook International Film Festival, USA , In Competition , 2019

Toronto Jewish Film Festival, Canada , 2019

Doc Edge International Film Festival, New Zealand , 2019

IDFA, Netherlands , Frontlight Section , 2018

Jerusalem International Film, Israel , Documentary Competition , 2018


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