Advocate (working title)

    • Rachel Leah Jones, Philippe Bellaiche
    • Israel
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    Lea Tsemel defends Palestinians: from feminists to fundamentalists, from non-violent demonstrators to armed militants. As a Jewish-Israeli lawyer who has represented political prisoners for nearly 50 years, Tsemel, in her tireless quest for justice, pushes the praxis of a human rights defender to its limits.

    Project Information

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    Project credits

    Rachel Leah Jones, Philippe Bellaiche
    Rachel Leah Jones for Home Made Docs, Philippe Bellaiche for Home Made Docs
    Paul Cadieux for Megafun, Joelle Bertossa for Close Up Films
    Yael Bitton
    Rachel Leah Jones
    World Sales
    Philippa Kowarsky for Cinephil
    Commissioning Editor
    Jean Pelletier for Radio Canada, Erkko Lyytinen for YLE, Edit Pinkas for Channel 8, Margje de Koning for EOdocs, Gaspard Lamunière for RTS, Anders Bruus for DR
    Rebecca Lichtenfeld for Bertha Foundation, Hajnal Molnar-Szakacs for Sundance Documentary Fund, Amit Goren for Makor Foundation, Gérard Ruey for Cineforom, Ivo Kummer for Swiss Federal Office of Culture

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