Title........: Diameter of the Bomb (2006)
Runtime......: 01:21:57 (122,913 fr)
Languages....: Hebrew, Arabic, English
Translations.: English subtitles
Info URL.....: http://tinyurl.com/32puh6
Purchase URL.: http://tinyurl.com/38osvl
On June 18, 2002, a suicide bomb tore through bus 32A in Jerusalem,
killing 20 and injuring over 50. The documentary Diameter Of The Bomb
traces the explosion's ripple effect through two communities locked
in mutual anguish, while offering in its own dialectic form a model
for something like a solution to the endless horror.
Anatomising the event from all angles, the film reveals the workings
of the Hamas outfit that planned the bombing, of the police force
that raced (in vain) to prevent it, of the firemen, trauma doctors,
forensic examiners and religious volunteers who together clean up
the damage left by the bomb, and of the Israeli Secret Servicemen
who "target killed" or incarcerated the terrorist cell responsible.
Most of all, though, Diameter Of The Bomb focuses on the friends and
family of the victims, and, by allowing them to give voice to their
grief, rage, love, hate, hope and despair, shows how, long after it
has been detonated, a bomb's shockwaves continue to reverberate
through different people's lives.