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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 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 advocate.

Running Time: 109 min.
Subject(s): Activism, Biography, Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Law and Justice, Middle Eastern Studies
Language(s): Arabic, English, Hebrew, Arabic, English
Subtitles: English
Producer(s): Rachel Leah Jones, Philippe Bellaiche, Joelle Bertossa, Paul Cadieux
Cinematographer: Philippe Bellaiche
Editor(s): Yael Bitton
Production Company: Home Made Docs

Festival Participation

  • Sundance Film Festival - 2019
  • Hong Kong International Film Festival - 2019
    Jury Prize
  • Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival - 2019
  • CPH:DOX - 2019
  • It's All True - 2019
  • Hotdocs - 2019
  • Docaviv - 2019
    Best Israeli Documentary
  • Krakow Film Festival - 2019
    Golden Horn
  • Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival - 2019
  • DocNYC - 2019
  • IDFA - 2019
  • Palm Spring International Film Festival

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