With 9/11 marking the destruction of the World Trade
Center,a new form of warfare was launched: fanatical
human beings used as tactical weapons.
This phenomenon of “Islamic kamikazes” has spread
throuhout the world,yet,Israel has overwhelmingly
sufferred the most from these shocking terrorist acts.
“Suicide Killers” seeks to answer some crucial
questions: how can this phenomenon be explained? How
can human beings strap an explosive belt around their
bodies,walk ito a place full of civilians and,in cold
blood,detonate the bombs they carry?
In-depth inquires are made through interviewing both
survivors of bombings,would-be bombers jailed in Israel
prisons,as well as jailed terrorist who facilitate
these suicide bombings. In a dramatic twist, the film
follows a “bomber on the loose” – a martyr preparing
for suicide mission is captured through the filmaker’s
lenses! Female bombers are also featured with startling
honesty as to their determination in martyr success.
Prominet experts in sociology,psychology,religion,the
law and also sexuality give their views on this
terrifying new trend.
It becomes clear that the preoccupation of young men
who live in a stifling society with very strict sexual
codes and are promised 72 virgins if they die as
martyrs is, indeed, SEX. Another aspect is the clash of
Israel and the severe restrictions they live under in
countries that live by Islamic rule.
The psychopathology of these perpetrators,regarded as
“freedom fighters” and “martyrs” is unraveled in a
thriller approach. The film goes far beyond the shallow
view that these “martyrs” are “victims” without
choices. Instead this film shares insight that these
people are the products of their male-oriented
society,of a religion that relegates women to being