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Advocate (2019)

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A look at the life and work of Jewish-Israeli lawyer Lea Tsemel who has represented political prisoners for nearly 50 years.

Directors:

Philippe Bellaiche (as Philippe Bellaïche), Rachel Leah Jones

Writer:

Rachel Leah Jones (Writer)
10 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Lea Tsemel Lea Tsemel ... Self
Yasser Joubeh Yasser Joubeh ... Self
Suheila Dweik Suheila Dweik ... Self
Ossama Amro Ossama Amro ... Self
Tareq Barghout Tareq Barghout ... Self
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mahmoud Abbas ... Self (archive footage) (as Abu Mazen)
Udi Adiv Udi Adiv ... Self (archive footage)
Abu Ahmad Abu Ahmad ... Self
Hanan Ashrawi Hanan Ashrawi
Josh Breiner Josh Breiner ... Self (voice)
Nasser Darwish Nasser Darwish ... Self (archive footage)
Avigdor Feldman Avigdor Feldman ... Self
Israa Jaabis Israa Jaabis ... Self
Kawthar Jaabis Kawthar Jaabis ... Self
Mona Jaabis Mona Jaabis ... Self
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A look at the life and work of Jewish-Israeli lawyer Lea Tsemel who has represented political prisoners for nearly 50 years.

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Documentary

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Goofs

Tsemel identifies the song, I Can't Understand the Parisians, with Maurice Chevalier whereas it was actually sung by Leslie Caron. See more »

Quotes

Lea Tsemel: I'm a very angry optimistic woman.
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References Gigi (1958) See more »

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Version I saw from POV series clearly stated it was done with a Point of View
29 July 2020 | by jrneptuneSee all my reviews

Irisgouldianfinch provided a great review and pointed out is one sided. The 90 minute version I saw on the PBS POV documentary series clearly stated it was a documentary with a Point of View.

I don't want to get judgmental but that Arabs in Israel, especially Palestinians are treated unfairly isn't even a question any longer. I did find it telling that their Supreme Court ordered their Secret Service to stop torturing people to get confessions yet the ruling has been ignored.

I would love to see other points of view about the subject though. I am a firm believer that both sides can co-exist but it will require respect and compromise. Violence will not be the solution.


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Country:

Switzerland | Israel | Canada

Language:

Hebrew | Arabic | English

Release Date:

3 January 2020 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Jerusalem, Israel

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Gross USA:

$16,942

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,942
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2.35 : 1
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