The theme of the Phoenix Art Museum’s 2017 Contemporary Forum Summer Film Festival is “Why Can’t We Live Together?” The film series presents a broad range of films that resonate with current events.
The series includes the Israeli documentary “To Die in Jerusalem,” directed by Hilla Medalia. “To Die” delves into the aftermath of the death of 17-year-old Israeli Rachel Levy, who was killed in Jerusalem by a Palestinian suicide bomber.
Levy's killer was Ayat al-Akhras, also 17, a schoolgirl from a Palestinian refugee camp just a few miles from Levy’s home. The film examines the effect of the crime on both families.
“To Die in Jerusalem” screens at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 16, in the museum’s Whiteman Hall. Admission is free. For more information, call