Israeli documentary 'Precious Life' shortlisted for Oscar

November 19, 2010 10:25


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The Israeli film "Precious Life" has been shortlisted for an Academy Award in the Best Documentary Film category, it was announced Friday.

Director Sholmi Eldar's film, which chronicles the struggle of an Israeli pediatrician and a Palestinian mother to get treatment for her baby, is among 15 documentary features shortlisted.

The movie tells the story of Mohammed Abu Mustafa, a four-month-old Palestinian infant who suffers from a genetic disorder in his immune system which may lead to his death.

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