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THE LAW IN THESE PARTS

Israel, 2011 (MIFF 2012, Documentaries)

Director: Ra?anan Alexandrowicz

THE LAW IN THESE PARTS

Can a modern democracy retain its democratic values while imposing a military occupation on another state?

This is the question posed by director Ra'anan Alexandrowicz (James' Journey To Jerusalem, MIFF 04) in this, the latest of his meticulously researched documentaries. He zones in on the legal framework behind Israel's occupation of the Palestinian territories, asking some hard questions of the system's architects - military judges and attorneys - in order to justify the laws in light of their consequences.

Winner of the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize for Documentary at Sundance and Best Documentary at the Jerusalem Film Festival, The Law in These Parts offers an intelligent, Brechtian treatment of its controversial subject.

“A detailed and nuanced look at how Israel constructed a legal system for the occupied territories and had to face the reality that ‘order and justice don't always go hand in hand'." - Los Angeles Times

D/S Ra'anan Alexandrowicz P Liran Atzmor WS Roco Films L Hebrew w/English subtitles TD HD Cam/2011

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