via press release:
HBO ACQUIRES DOMESTIC TV RIGHTS TO
PRECIOUS LIFE FROM BLEIBERG ENTERTAINMENT
Israeli Documentary Is An Official Selection Of The
2010 Toronto International Film Festival
NEW YORK, Aug. 31, 2010 – HBO has acquired U.S. rights to the highly-anticipated documentary PRECIOUS LIFE, directed by Israeli broadcast journalist Shlomi Eldar and produced by Ehud Bleiberg and Yoav Ze’evi, it was announced today by HBO and Bleiberg Entertainment.
PRECIOUS LIFE tells the story of Mohammad Abu Mustaffa, a four-month-old Palestinian boy from Gaza who was born without an immune system and requires a bone marrow transplant, which can only be done in an Israeli hospital. A desperate plea from his doctor leads Israeli journalist Shlomi Eldar to document this complex and touching story of Israeli and Palestinian doctors’ attempt to save Mohammad’s life. The film explores the challenges and prejudices that must be overcome when officials from conflicting nations attempt to put aside their differences for a noble cause.
“We are very excited that HBO believes in the film and we can’t imagine any other company releasing PRECIOUS LIFE,” said producer Ehud Bleiberg of Bleiberg Entertainment, who previously produced “Adam Resurrected,” “The Assassin Next Door” and the critically acclaimed crowd-pleaser “The Band’s Visit.”
PRECIOUS LIFE will screen as an official selection of the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival in the Real to Reel program, followed by its 2011 presentation on HBO.