A hushed, solemn investigation, Simone Bitton’s documentary about the death of 23-year-old American peace activist Rachel Corrie—who was crushed by an Israeli army bulldozer in the southern Gaza Strip town of Rafah on March 16, 2003, while protesting the demolition of Palestinian homes—still speaks loudly and unequivocally. Born in Morocco, the filmmaker, an Arab Jew with dual Israeli-French citizenship, presents all sides of the horrific incident: from the activist’s fellow members in the nonviolent, Palestinian-led International Solidarity Movement—who, as eyewitnesses, insist that she was deliberately run over—to Israeli Defense Forces spokesperson Avital Leibovich, who maintains that Corrie’s death was an accident (with slides and other documentation to argue her case). Bitton, thorough in her research, shows but never tells, letting the evidence... More >>>