[Dublin] Film Screening: Advocate (IFI)
Screening of Philippe Bellaiche and Rachel Leah Jones’ documentary Advocate on Thursday 26th September 2019 at 6.15pm in the Irish Film Institute.
Lea Tsemel is a Jewish Israeli lawyer who has defended the human rights of Palestinian prisoners for five decades: from feminists to fundamentalists, from non-violent demonstrators to armed militants. For Palestinians she is more than just an attorney, she is an ally. Advocate follows Tsemel’s caseload in real time, including the high-profile trial of a 13-year-old boy, her youngest client to date, while also revisiting her landmark cases and reflecting on the political significance of her work and the personal price paid for championing the Palestinian cause.