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.

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
Subtitles: English

Festivals & Awards

  • Sundance Film Festival

  • Sheffield Doc/Fest

  • Hot Docs

  • Krakow Film Festval

  • DocAviv Film Festival

Involved Broadcasters

Channel 8, Israel, SWR

World Sales

Philippa Kowarsky - Cinephil


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