Advocate

Showings

Coolidge Corner Theatre Mon, Nov 11 7:00 PM
Film Info
Director(s):Phillipe Bellaïche
Rachel Leah Jones
Country:Canada
Israel
Switzerland
Year:2019
Language:Arabic
English
Hebrew
Running Time:108 min
Type of Film:Documentary
Premiere Status:Boston Premiere
Topic:Biography
Israeli/Palestinian Relations
Jewish/Muslim Co-existence
Law & Justice
Women

Description

Advocate is an original, provocative film that challenges audiences to consider their own limits when thinking about justice. For nearly 50 years, Lea Tsemel, a human rights defender, has represented political prisoners -- from non-violent demonstrators to armed militants. In the film, two of her cases are masterfully juxtaposed: one purely professional, the defense of a minor accused of attempted murder, and the other personal, the defense of her activist husband against an accusation of treason.


Followed by a conversation with Oren Nimni, Lawyers for Civil Rights Boston

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