"...potent viewing as a portrait of a steadfast activist with a controversial cause." New York Times
Sundance Film Festival
Palm Springs International Film Festival
Lea Tsemel defends Palestinians: from feminists to fundamentalists, from nonviolent demonstrators to armed militants. As a Jewish-Israeli lawyer who has represented political prisoners for five decades, Tsemel is tireless in her quest for justice. 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 ally. This gripping documentary sees directing duo Rachel Leah Jones and Philippe Bellaiche assume the privileged position of a fly on the wall of Tsemel’s practice, following her caseload in real time, including the high-profile trial of a 13-year-old boy, while also revisiting her landmark cases throughout her career.
Israel, Canada, Switzerland - 2019 - 1h 54m
Directed By: Rachel Leah Jones, Philippe Bellaiche
Written By: Rachel Leah Jones
Starring: Lea Tsemel