Advocate

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Mon, 03/16/2020 - 7:00pm
DCTV, 87 Lafayette St, NYC

Doors 6:30pm | Screening 7pm | No admittance after 7:15pm

The Film

Directed by Rachel Leah Jones and Philippe Bellaiche / 2019 / 108 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.

Advocate follows Tsemel’s caseload in real-time, including the high-profile trial of a 13-year-old boy — her youngest client to date — while also revisiting her landmark cases and reflecting on the political and professional significance of her work as well as the personal price one pays for assuming the role of “devil’s advocate.”

Advocate premiered at the 2019 Sundance Festival, went on to win top prizes at Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, Kraków Film Festival, Hong Kong International Film Festival and Docaviv Festival, and was Oscar-shortlisted.

Post-Screening Q&A

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Tickets

Eventbrite - DCTV Presents: Winter 2019

Admittance

Please arrive 15 minutes early for guaranteed admittance. No-show tickets will be released at start time.
Doors 6:30pm | Screening 7pm | No admittance after 7:15pm

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This event is part of the Winter 2020 season of DCTV Presents, DCTV’s signature screening and event series that champions groundbreaking nonfiction film, taking place this Feb–Mar.

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