Advocate

Israel/Canada/Switzerland, 2019, 108 min, Colour and B&W

Lea Tsemel defends Palestinians: from feminists to fundamentalists, from non-violent demonstrators to armed militants. As a Jewish-Israeli lawyer who has represented political prisoners for nearly 50 years, Tsemel, in her tireless quest for justice, pushes the praxis of a human rights defender to its limits.

CREDITS

Producers:

Paul Cadieux,Joelle Bertossa

Editing:

Yael Bitton

DIRECTOR'S BIO

Rachel Leah Jones: Born in Berkeley, California and raised between Berkeley and Tel Aviv, Jones is a critically acclaimed documentary filmmaker whose work focuses on Israel/Palestine. She has a BA in Race, Class and Gender Studies and a MFA in Documentary Media Arts. Philippe Bellaiche: Born in Paris, France, Bellaiche is an award-winning cinematographer. A graduate of the École Nationale Supérieure Louis-Lumière and the Sorbonne, Bellaiche, a cinematography lecturer and master-class instructor, received the Israel Cinema Arts Award in 2013.

FESTIVALS & AWARDS

United States, 2019, Sundance,

Sundance, United States 2019 -

Canada, 2019, Hot Docs,

Hot Docs, Canada 2019 -

Denmark, 2019, CPH:DOX,

CPH:DOX, Denmark 2019 -

United Kingdom, 2019, Sheffield Doc/Fest,

Sheffield Doc/Fest, United Kingdom 2019 -

Germany, 2019, DOK.fest München,

DOK.fest München, Germany 2019 -

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