In June 2002, a bus on its way from Tel Aviv to Tiberius, was bombed and 17 people were killed. Of the dead, 16 were identified. Number 17 wasn't. The filmmakers document the search to identify the man no one identified as missing.

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A production crew of four people decides to look for the identity of the 17th victim who was killed in a suicide terrorist attack and buried in an unmarked grave. This film documents in real time over a period of six months the search for the identity of a man whose body was badly mutilated and whom no one claimed missing. Parallel to the story of the search for one victim's identity the film pursues numerous people's stories. Together these create a portrait of a society living under the shadow of death. When it seems that the investigation has reached a dead end a vague lead suddenly appears. Written by Anonymous

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24 October 2004 (USA)  »

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Ha Harug Ha 17  »

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An Unreported Story
5 July 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In 2002, a suicide bombing in Maggido took the lives of seventeen innocent people. Only sixteen of the dead were identified. A team of Israeli filmmakers became obsessed with discovering the identity of victim number 17.

What follows is a good detective story, but even more than that `No. 17' gives us a view of the Mideast conflict that western news organizations tend to ignore. While news stories often profile the terrorists and the bombers, the victims remain nameless and faceless. `No. 17' is a much needed film that provides the victims of terrorist bombings the only voice they will most likely be granted.


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