Thursday, January 30, 2020
dir. Philippe Bellaiche and Rachel Leah Jones, Documentary, Not Rated, Israel, English / Hebrew / Arabic, 2019 114 min.
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.
dir. Michael Apted, Documentary, Not Rated, UK, 2019, 180 min.
Director Michael Apted revisits the same group of British-born adults after a 7 year wait. The subjects are interviewed as to the changes that have occurred in their lives during the last seven years.