Film of the month - March 2024

44 Hours

Few profile documentaries capture the kind of honesty and intelligence of a person’s very being as this one does.” 
Bill Arceneaux, Moviegoing with Bill

In the new film of the month, Gil Avni was pronounced brain dead and lies unconscious in the intensive care unit. The doctors give him 4 hours to live, his wife kisses him goodbye, his father-in-law goes over his insurance policy and plans to get rid of the family dog, and his friends come to visit for the last time. 

Without anyone knowing, he hears and understands everything that is happening around him, as if being a guest at his own funeral. 44 hours later, just when he comes to terms that he is, in fact, about to die, he astonishingly wakes up, and recounts every single minute of his harrowing locked-in experience.

With only 2 known cases worldwide, Gil’s story provides the world’s first living testimony of a case like this, leading to changes in medical ethics and protocol regarding teetering on the verge between life and death.

Purchase your ticket for 44 Hours here:


This film is exclusively available in New Zealand.  In simpler terms, you can stream and watch this film solely within New Zealand on Doc Edge Virtual Cinema from 1 March to 1 April 2024.

Film Info

Director: Rotem Gross
Country: Israel
Language: Hebrew
Year: 2022
Duration: 83 mins

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