Doc/Fest 2019: Advocate

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This film was last shown on 10 June 2019

UK Premiere

Most Israelis call them ‘terrorists’. But Lea Tsemel calls her Palestinian clients ‘freedom fighters’ and passionately defends them in court. This observational documentary interweaves distinctive animation and archive to tell Lea’s story as she takes on two difficult new cases. Despite nearly always losing, she is determined to represent her clients’ humanity and motivations after fifty years of occupation.

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Director
Philippe Bellaiche, Rachel Leah Jones
Country
France, USA
Year
2019
Duration
108 mins
Language
Hebrew, Arabic

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