The Law in These Parts
Coolidge Corner TheatreSun, Nov 11, 2012 6:00 PM Event Date Passed  
Film Info
Director(s):Ra'anan Alexandrowicz
Language:Hebrew, English with subtitles
Running Time:101 min
Type of Film:Documentary
Premiere Status:East Coast Premiere
In Person/Special Program:Director Ra'anan Alexandrowicz
Discussion with Robb Moss, filmmaker
Sponsored By:Harvard Kennedy School Center for Public Leadership
Gleitsman Program in Leadership for Social Change
Harvard Law School Human Rights Program
VES Department, Harvard University
Supported By:The DocYard

Victorious in the 1967 war, Israel created a system of laws and special courts to administer the Palestinian territories.  This weighty, cerebral documentary reflects on the legal system instituted in the territories by those Israelis who actually oversaw it – now-retired judges and military lawyers.  Through probing interviews, they speak eloquently, and sometimes critically, of being charged with representing Israel’s interests in dealing with the Palestinians.  Award winner at Sundance and the Jerusalem Film Festival.  2012 Ophir (Israeli Oscar) nominee.