On this week’s Film at Lincoln Center Podcast, we’re sharing a highlight from this year’s Human Rights Watch Film Festival, which just concluded here at Film at Lincoln Center.
For Opening Night, we presented the New York premiere of Advocate, a new documentary by Rachel Leah Jones and Philippe Bellaiche. The film follows a Jewish Israeli lawyer Lea Tsemel as she and her Palestinian colleagues prepare for their youngest defendant yet—Ahmad, a 13-year-old boy implicated in a knife attack on the streets of Jerusalem. The screening was followed by a Q&A moderated by Human Rights Watch Senior Counsel Balkees Jarrah, and it included director Rachel Leah Jones, Lea Tsemel, and Human Rights Lawyer Jamil Dakwar.
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