Heart of Jenin

This is the story of Ahmed Khatib, a Palestinian boy shot dead by Israeli soldiers. His father decides to donate his son's organs to Israeli children as a gesture of peace. A powerful documentary on people, who have learned to live with everyday conflict, but have not given up their hope for peace. Ismael lost his 12-year-old son Ahmed. He was shot by an Israeli soldier while he was playing with a plastic riffle. Despite his grief, Ismael decided to donate his son's organs to save the lives of four Israeli children. One and half years later, he visits the children whose lives were saved by the premature death of his son. The film is a journey throughout today's Israel which not only leads to the recipient families, but also attempts to reconstruct the events that took place in Jenin in 2005.

Also available in a 60 minute format

Also available in a 60 minute format  

Nominated for 31st News and Documentary Emmy® Award 2010 (EBC / Wide Angle version)
Nominated for German Documentary Film Award 2009
BEST DOCUMENTARY at the Valladolid Int. Film Festival, Spain 2008
AUDIENCE AWARD at Dubai Int. Film Festival 2008
61st Locarno Film Festival 2008
Toronto International Film Festival 2008
Hamptons International Film Festival 2008
Short List for German Movie Award 2010


Dubai International Film Festival (2008)
  Dubai International Film Festival Awards
    won    People's Choice Award ()

Semana Internacional de Cine de Valladolid (2008)
  Espiga de Orol Awards
    won    Best Documentary Feature ()

Cinema for Peace Awards (2009)
  Cinema for Peace Awards
    won    Best Documentary Feature ()