Cause of Death

Jerusalem Film Festival

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.

Director: Ramy Katz

Producer: Ramy Katz


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Duration: 79 min.
Date of Release: 2018
Country of Production: Israel

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

Festivals & Awards

  • Doc Edge International Film Festival, New Zealand, 2019

  • IDFA, Netherlands, Frontlight Section, 2018

  • Jerusalem International Film, Israel, 2018
    Documentary Competition

  • 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, 2019

  • Toronto Jewish Film Festival, Canada, 2019

  • The Impact DOCS Awards Competition, 2019
    Award of Merit


Investigative, Personal Stories, Politics, Social Issues