I Shall Not Hate

Tal Barda / Canada & France / 2024

From Gaza’s Jabaliya refugee camp, to the University of Toronto and the Supreme Court of Israel, I Shall Not Hate follows the uncharted path of Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish, The first Palestinian doctor that worked in an Israeli hospital delivering babies, whose ethos of forgiveness and reconciliation is put to the ultimate test when an Israeli tank bombs his house, killing his three daughters. Against all odds, he turns his tragedy into a global campaign to eradicate hate, delivering his message in English, Arabic and Hebrew. He is quoted by former US president Barack Obama and nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. But Dr. Abuelaish remains haunted by grief, and convinced that to honour his daughters, he must hold the Israeli government accountable for the unprovoked attack that decimated his family.