Sponsored by:
David Paperny and Audrey Mehler
Nadine and Gidon Frame
The New Israel Fund of Canada

Israeli human rights lawyer Lea Tsemel is a force of nature. Confident and resilient, she is a magnet for the toughest cases imaginable. Tsemel is steadfast in her pursuit of justice with the firm belief that the courts must show compassion. Her unique ability to see the humanity of those accused and reflect on how they endured the ensuing criticism is revealed by Tsemel’s two adult children. Expertly crafted by the filmmaking team, they weave a provocative portrait of the human fallout from the conflict.

Guests: Co-Directors, Philippe Belläiche and Rachel Leah Jones
LIVE Q&A: Sunday, March 6 at 1:00pm PST

Festivals and Awards

  • Winner - Best Documentary, Awards of the Israeli Film Academy, 2020
  • Winner - Best Israeli Film, DocAviv Film Festival, 2019
  • Winner - Jury Prize Documentary, Hong Kong International Film Festival, 2019
  • Winner - Best Feature-Length Documentary, Krakow Film Festival, 2019
  • Winner - Best Documentary Feature Film, Moscow jewish Film Festival, 2019
  • Winner - Best Documentary, News & Documentary Emmy Awards, 2021
  • Winner - Best  Documentary Award, UK jewish  Film Festival, 2019

Screening Details

Film Info

Year2019
CountryIsrael
DirectorRachel Leah Jones, Phillipe Bellaiche
Runtime 110 min
LanguageHebrew w/English subtitles
Genre , ,

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