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

More information

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

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