Advocate

Advocate
Reverzió
Israel, Canada, Switzerland
2019
108min
Arabic, Hebrew

Advocate follows the caseload of human rights lawyer Lea Tsemel in real time, including the high-profile trial of a 13-year-old boy, her youngest client to date. The film also revisits her landmark cases and reflects on the political significance of her work, as well as the personal price she pays for taking on the role of “devil’s advocate”.

Projections: 
04.16. Thursday 18:00
CEU - Auditorium
English Subtitle
Producer: 
Rachel Leah Jones
Philippe Bellaiche
Co-producer: 
Paul Cadieux
Joelle Bertossa
Editor: 
Yael Bitton
Camera: 
Philippe Bellaiche
Animation: 
Tal Kantor
Production info: 
Home Made Docs, FilmOption, Close Up Films
Distribution info: 
Cinephil, Shoshi Korman, shoshi@cinephil.com, Levontin Street 18 Tel Aviv 6511207 Israel, +97235664129, cinephil.com
Festivals: 
Sundance 2019
CPH:DOX 2019
Awards: 
DocAviv 2019 - Best Israeli Documentary
Hong Kong International Film Festival 2019 - Jury Prize
Krakow Film Festival 2019 - Golden Horn
Thessaloniki Film Festival 2019 - Golden Alexander
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