Doc/Fest 2019: Advocate
From the archive
This film was last shown on 10 June 2019
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.
- Philippe Bellaiche, Rachel Leah Jones
- France, USA
- 108 mins
- Hebrew, Arabic