Assistive Technologies


1hr 48mins
Directed by
Phillipe Bellaïche, Rachel Leah Jones
Lea Tsemel, Michael Warschawski

Part of the 2019 Boston Jewish Film Festival.

Advocate is an original, provocative film that challenges audiences to consider their own limits when thinking about justice. For nearly 50 years, Lea Tsemel, a human rights defender, has represented political prisoners -- from non-violent demonstrators to armed militants. In the film, two of her cases are masterfully juxtaposed: one purely professional, the defense of a minor accused of attempted murder, and the other personal, the defense of her activist husband against an accusation of treason.

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