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The Law in These Parts

What is legal and what is just? The wide gap between the two is explored meticulously by this Israeli investigation of the legal structure created after the 1967 Six Days War, specifically to treat the West Bank and Gaza Strip as occupied territories.

Speaking with some of Israel's most respected lawyers and judges – men who helped to craft and later interpret these laws – filmmaker Ra'anan Alexandrowicz asks tough, pointed questions and gets even tougher answers. He asks his subjects to consider the consequences of their actions in a highly politicized environment. This documentary takes the position that unjust laws create unjust realities. Laws that everyone admits are not perfect but are the best that can be done under difficult circumstances may result in tragedy for everyone: both the judges and the judged.

Winner of the Best Documentary Award at the Sundance and Jerusalem Film Festivals.

Panelist

Screening details

  • Monday, September 9, 2013, 6:45 p.m.
  • The Little Theatre, 240 East Avenue Rochester NY
  • Film run time: 1:45
  • Style: documentary
  • Language: Hebrew with English subtitles
  • Format: video projection
  • Year released: 2011
  • Tickets $8 from The Little box office

Trailer

More information is available on the official web site.