Jewish-Israeli lawyer Lea Tsemel and her Palestinian colleagues have been working for decades representing their clients in an increasingly conservative Israel. We meet Lea and the team as they prepare for their youngest defendant yet — Ahmad, a 13-year-old boy implicated in a knife attack on the streets of Jerusalem. Together they must counter legal and public opposition and prepare Ahmad who, like other Palestinians charged with serious crimes, will face a difficult trial in a country in which the government, court system and the media are stacked against him. To many, Lea is a traitor who defends the indefensible. For others, she's more than an attorney — she’s a true ally. 

Official selection, Sundance Film Festival 2019.

A post-screening reception is open to all ticket holders.

Q&A to follow with filmmakers Rachel Leah Jones and Philippe Bellaiche, film subject Lea Tsemel and human rights lawyer Jamil Dakwar. Moderated by Balkees Jarrah, Senior Counsel, International Justice Program, Human Rights Watch.

Air Jordan XIV High


Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 7:00pm


Film at Lincoln Center's Walter Reade Theater
165 W. 65th St.
New York, NY 10023

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