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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. As far as Palestinians are concerned, she's more than an attorney, she’s an ally.

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Details

Production Company: Home Made Docs, FilmOption, Close Up Films
Duration: 108 min.
Date of Release: 2019
Country of Production: Israel, Canada, Switzerland

Shooting Format: Digital
Language: Hebrew, Arabic, English
Subtitles: English

Festivals & Awards

  • Emmy
    Best Documentary

  • Ophir
    Best Israeli Documentary

  • Asia Pacific Screen Award
    Best Documentary

  • Cinema Eye Honors Awards
    The Unforgettables

  • Sundance Film Festival
    International Documentary Competition

  • Thessaloniki Documentary Festival
    Best International Documentary + FIPRESCI

  • Sheffield Doc/Fest

  • Hot Docs

  • Krakow Film Festval
    Best International Documentary

  • DocAviv Film Festival
    Best Israeli Documentary

Involved Broadcasters

Channel 8, Israel, SWR

World Sales

Cinephil

Categories

Current Affairs, Politics, Women Stories