Das Herz von Jenin



THE HEART OF JENIN takes us to Israel, into the occupied territories, to the people who have learnt to live with everyday conflict and violence, and who, even so, have not given up their hope for peace. On 5 November 2005 in the Jenin refugee camp, 12-year-old Ahmed Khatib was shot by an Israeli soldier whilst playing with a plastic gun. Despite his grief, the father, Ismael Khatib, decides to donate his son‘s organs to Israeli children. Four of those, each from a different part of Israel‘s diverse society, are alive today thanks to Ismael‘s courageous act.

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Leon Geller, Marcus Vetter

Nominations and Awards

  • European Documentary Award – Prix Arte 2009