The Law in These Parts
The Law in These Parts

The Law in These Parts is an unprecedented exploration of the evolving and little-known legal framework that Israel has employed to administer its 40-year military occupation of the West Bank and, until 2005, the Gaza Strip. Celebrated Israeli filmmaker Ra’anan Alexandrowicz elicits this story from the very military judges, prosecutors, and legal advisors who helped create the system and who agreed to take the cinematic witness chair to explain their choices.

Weaving together these interviews with archival footage, often in the same frame, Alexandrowicz has crafted a comprehensive and evocative portrait of a key facet of one of the world’s most stubborn and enduring conflicts. In doing so, The Law in These Parts reveals not only the legal architecture of military occupation, but also its human impact on both Palestinians and Israelis. The film asks a question as troubling as it is unavoidable: Can a modern democracy impose a prolonged military occupation on another people while retaining its core democratic values?

Year: 2011

Time: 101 minutes

Watch the film’s trailer: https://vimeo.com/51930783

Visit the film’s website:  https://www.thelawfilm.com/eng#!/the-film

Watch and purchase the film here: https://www.thelawfilm.com/eng/watch-buy#!/watch-buy

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