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A FILM BY PIERRE REHOV: SUICIDE KILLERS – PARADISE IN HELL
“With 9/11 marking the destruction of the World Trade Center, a new form of warfare has launched: fanatical human beings used as tactical weapons. This phenomenon of “Islamic kamikazes” has spread throughout the world, yet, Israel has overwhelmingly suffered the most from these shocking terrorist acts.
“Suicide Killers” seeks to answer some crucial questions: how can this phenomenon be explained? How can human beings strap an explosive belt around their bodies, walk into a place full of civilians and, in cold blood, detonate the bombs they carry?
In-depth inquiries are made through interviewing both survivors of bombings, would-be bombers jailed in Israeli prisons, as well as jailed terrorists who facilitate these suicide bombings. IN a dramatic twist, the film follows a “bomber on the loose” – a martyr preparing for a suicide mission is captured through the filmmaker’s lenses! Female bombers are also featured with startling honesty as to their determination in martyr success. Prominent experts in sociology, psychology, religion, the law and also sexuality give their views on this terrifying new trend.
It becomes clear that the overwhelming preoccupation of young men who live in a stifling society with very strict sexual codes are promised 72 virgins if they die as martyrs is, indeed, SEX. Another aspect is the clash of civilizations witnessed here with the contrast of the freedom women enjoy in Israel and the severe restrictions they live under in countries that live by Islamic rule.
The psychopathology of these perpetrators, regarded as “freedom fighters” and “martyrs” is unraveled in a thriller approach. The film goes for beyond the shallow view that these “martyrs” are “victims” without any choices. Instead this film shares insight that these people are the products of their male-oriented society, of a religion that relegates women to being second-class citizens.”
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