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The Children's Rights Institute (CRI) is a not-for-profit charitable institution founded in 2007 by its director, Brooke Goldstein, a New York-based attorney, activist, author and award-winning filmmaker. CRI's mission is to raise awareness about and legally combat violations of children's basic human rights as occurring throughout the globe. CRI has a special focus on the incitement and recruitment of children to become suicide-homicide bombers, child soldiers and human shields.

About the Award-Winning Documentary Film The Making of a Martyr

"Every human rights activist and concerned citizen must see this film." - Alan Dershowitz

On March 24th 2004, a fifteen year old Palestinian boy named Hussam Abdu was apprehended at an Israeli border checkpoint with live explosives strapped around his waist. Instead of detonating the bomb, Hussam voluntarily gave himself up to the Israeli army and is now serving time in the HaSharon prison for attempted murder. In the weeks that followed Hussam's arrest, news media from around the globe received conflicting reports. The Palestinian Authority claimed that Hussam had been set up by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), while the IDF maintained that Hussam was the latest example of children recruited for suicide missions by terrorist organizations. The Making of a Martyr documents the ongoing education and recruitment of innocent Palestinian children to become human bombs. The film is composed of first-hand interviews with families of suicide bombers, leaders of terrorist organizations, children imprisoned for participating in violent activities and others...

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