Monday February 7, 2011
5:00PM - 8:00PM


Category :: Movie

Shortlisted for an Academy Award (Best Documentary)

Join us for a screening of this incredible film, followed by a Q&A with Dr Raz Somech (featured in the film).

At once a plea to end human suffering and a ray of hope for Israeli-Palestinian harmony, journalist Shlomi Eldar's documentary Precious Life chronicles the plight of Mohammad Abu Mustafa, a four year old Palestinian boy born without an immune system, who will die in an Israeli hospital without a bone marrow transplant, a procedure that can only be done in an Israeli hospital. A desperate plea from his doctor to save Mohammad's life leads Israeli journalist Shlomi Eldar to document this complex and emotional story. As Israeli and Palestinian doctors put aside their differences to protect the child, we are forced to confront the more personal ramifications of the embargo of Gaza.
With the help of a prominent Israeli journalist, Precious Life chronicles the struggle of an Israeli pediatrician and a Palestinian mother to get treatment for her baby, who suffers from an incurable genetic disease. Each must face their most profound biases as they inch towards a possible friendship in an impossible reality.

To view the trailer, please visit:

Sponsored by: Hillel of Greater Toronto, Size Doesn't Matter, Jewish Medical Students Association, DARA (Doctors Against Racism and Anti-Semitism).
Other sponsors welcomed.

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Beca Bookman
Medical Science Building (Room 3145), University of Toronto
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