CineLabOutlab • Public screening • Thematic Cycle


Rachel Leah Jones & Philippe Bellaïche, 2019

Frames of Palestine is thrilled to invite you to the screening of the film Advocate (2019) in presence of the filmmakers, Rachel Leah Jones and Philippe Bellaïche, followed by a discussion moderated by Avital Barak.

This event is part of the series “Frames of Palestine”, organized by the working group Thinking Documentary Film (CineLab) in collaboration with Galeria Zé de Bois. The event is free and open to all.

About the film

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 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 advocate.