Συνήγορος / Advocate
Direction: Rachel Leah Jones, Philippe Bellaiche
Documentary, 110' / Documentary, 110'
Israel, Canada, Switzerland, 2019 / Israel, Canada, Switzerland, 2019
Israeli lawyer Lea Cemel has been working as defense attorney for Palestinian defendants in Israel for fifty years, without falling into discrimination and segregation. It has offered its services to feminists and fundamentalists, to peaceful protesters and armed fighters. A touching portrait of a woman who has dedicated her entire life to justice and the defence of human rights, putting her own stone for a better world.
Lea Tsemel is a Jewish-Israeli lawyer who has represented Palestinian defendants in court for nearly 50 years, without prejudice: from feminists to fundamentalists; from non-violent demonstrators to armed militants. A touching portrait of a woman who dedicated her life to the quest for justice, a tireless defender of human rights.