Virtual Hartford Jewish Film Festival

Friday, Mar 5, 2021 at 7:00pm

Online
Hartford, CT 06101

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Advocate

Friday, March 5, 7 PM - Monday, March 8, 7 PM

Lea Tsemel defends Palestinians: from feminists to fundamentalists, from nonviolent 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. Advocate follows Tsemel’s caseload in real time while also revisiting her landmark cases and reflecting on the political significance of her work and the personal price one pays for taking on the role of “devil’s advocate.”

Year: 2019
Runtime: 110 minutes
Language: English, Hebrew, Arabic
Country: Israel, Canada, Switzerland
Rating: Not Rated
Director: Philippe Bellaiche, Rachel Leah Jones

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