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Advocate (2020)




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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 nearly 50 years, Tsemel, in her tireless quest for justice, pushes the praxis of a human rights defender to its limits.

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Expertly directed by Rachel Leah Jones and Philippe Bellaïche, "Advocate" examines Tsemel from numerous perspectives, delving into her history, her family and the way she operates day to day.

January 2, 2020 | Full Review…

"Advocate"... makes for potent viewing as a portrait of a steadfast activist with a controversial cause.

January 2, 2020 | Full Review…

[A] tough-minded, clear-eyed film...

December 20, 2019 | Full Review…
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This documentary portrait of Israeli human rights lawyer Lea Tsemel gets absorbingly up close and personal.

May 24, 2019 | Full Review…

Advocate is less of a procedural than it is a portrait of how activism can and must work under extreme obstacles

January 10, 2020 | Full Review…

A provocative and empowering documentary about Lea Tsemel, a brave human rights lawyer fighting for justice, empathy, fairness and, above all, democracy. She's a gift to humanity.

January 3, 2020 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

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