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.
Director: Rachel Leah Jones Jones, Philippe Bellaiche
Producer: Rachel Leah Jones Jones , Philippe Bellaiche , Paul Cadieux , Joelle Bertossa
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
Festivals & Awards
Sundance Film Festival
Krakow Film Festval
DocAviv Film Festival
Channel 8, Israel
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