Esther Schapira

Esther SchapiraGerman filmmaker who produced an investigative documentary, Drei Kugeln und ein totes Kind (Three Bullets and a Dead Child) suggesting that Mohammed Al Dura was more likely to have been shot by Palestinian gunmen than by Israeli soldiers. The documentary was broadcast on the German television network ARD in March 2002 and is available here in English translation. Lee Kaplan reviewed the film in 2004.

A second documentary by Shapira and Georg M. Hafner, Das Kind, Der Tod, and die WahrheitARD deckt Fälschung im Fall Mohammed Al-Durah auf, Hessischer Rundfunk, March 3, 2009, raises further questions about the incident, taking the step she did not take in the first movie and arguing this was staged.