Advocate

    • Rachel Leah Jones, Philippe Bellaiche
    • Israel, Canada, Switzerland
    • 2019
    • 108 min
    • Dutch Premiere
    • Best of Fests
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    Lea Tsemel defends Palestinians: from feminists to fundamentalists, from nonviolent demonstrators to armed militants. As a Jewish-Israeli lawyer who has represented political prisoners for five decades, Tsemel, in her tireless quest for justice, pushes the praxis of a human rights defender to its limits. As far as most Israelis are concerned, she defends the indefensible. As far as Palestinians are concerned, she's more than an attorney, she’s an ally.

    Credits

    Director
    Rachel Leah Jones, Philippe Bellaiche
    Production
    Rachel Leah Jones for Home Made Docs, Philippe Bellaiche for Home Made Docs, Rachel Leah Jones for Home Made Docs, Philippe Bellaiche for Home Made Docs, PAUL CADIEUX for FilmOption, Joelle Bertossa for Close Up Films
    Co-production
    Paul Cadieux for Megafun, Joelle Bertossa for Close Up Films

    Contact

    World Sales
    Philippa Kowarsky for Cinephil
    Festival Handling
    Shoshi Korman for Cinephil

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    Available versions
    108, 90, DCP, color
    Spoken languages
    Hebrew
    Arabic

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