HBO Purchases 'Precious Life' Doc

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HBO has acquired the U.S. rights to the documentary Precious Life, directed by Israeli broadcast journalist Shlomi Eldar.
The documentary will screen as an official selection of the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival in the Real to Reel program, followed by its 2011 debut on HBO.
Produced by 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 journalist Eldar to chronicle the story of Israeli and Palestinian doctors' attempt to save Mohammad's life and how 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 in a statement. He previously produced Adam Resurrected, The Assassin Next Door and The Band's Visit.