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About the film

Lea Tsemel, a Jewish-Israeli lawyer, defends Palestinians: from feminists to fundamentalists, from nonviolent demonstrators to armed militants. 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. «Advocate» follows Tsemel in real time, including the trial of a 13-year-old boy — her youngest client to date.




1h 24m




Rachel Leah Jones, Philippe Bellaiche


Rachel Leah Jones, Paul Cadieux, Philippe Bellaiche, Joëlle Bertossa

Awards & recognition

Asia Pacific Screen Awards

Best Documentary Feature Film 2019

Awards of the Israeli Film Academy

Best Documentary 2020

Hong Kong International Film Festival

Winner Jury Prize 2019

News & Documentary Emmy Awards

2021 Best Documentary Emmy Winner

Palm Springs International Film Festiva

Winner Bridging the Borders Award 2020

Sundance Film Festival 2019

Nominee Grand Jury Prize World Cinema - Documentary

What people are saying

" turns inspiring and despairing, settling as a deeply bittersweet portrait of a magnetic individual."

British Film Institute

"inspirational and full of heart"

Bianca-Olivia Nita

Modern Times

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