Simone Bitton’s documentary film, “Rachel”, was screened in Tel Aviv on March 12. The director and the Corrie family were there to present the film. One of the attendees sent this summary:
The screening was well attended despite no posters or publicity at the theater itself that I saw. Simone introduced the film in Hebrew and noted that this was the first screening with Hebrew subtitles due to the efforts of both herself and the Tel Aviv Cinemateque. She said this screening was an effort to support the truth-seeking goals of the trial. The audience was moved and gave the Corries a standing ovation as they came onstage after the credits.
During the question and answer period, audience members asked the Corries what they hoped to gain from the trial, what support the US government has given them, and how they felt about Rachel going to work in a dangerous conflict zone. They answered, with their usual poise, that they sought a complete, thorough and transparent investigation into Rachel’s killing, as requested by US government officials, and that while they worried about Rachel going to work in a dangerous part of the world, they supported her seeking her own truth.