It was an indelible Newsweek cover photograph: two teenage girls who looked so alike they could have been sisters. Instead, one was a Palestinian bomber who blew herself up in a Jerusalem grocery store, the other her 17-year-old Israeli Jewish victim. Daughters of Abraham is an unblinking portrait of two lives on a fateful collision course.
Did You Know?
Daughters of Abraham (2004) was originally published as Hilla Medalia's masters thesis project at Southern Illinois University. The original version was produced by Hilla Medalia and Eyal Harel, directed by Hilla Medalia and James Saldaña, and filmed by Hilla Medalia, James Saldaña and Chrissy Mazone on-location in Israeli and the Palestinian West-Bank.
It received many accolades and awards at film festivals nationwide until it was picked up by HBO Documentary Films. HBO titled it "To Die in Jerusalem" and expanded the film to feature length for broadcast on HBO. The expanded version of the film used some of the original film footage from Daughters of Abraham (2004). See more