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Film: Documentary

The Law in These Parts


Nov 14, 2012 – Nov 27, 2012



Film Forum

209 W Houston St




There is certainly no shortage of films dealing with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but The Law in These Parts stands out among its peers for its angle of approach. Winner of the World Cinema Jury Prize in Documentary at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, this riveting investigative work looks at the military judicial system Israel deployed in the occupied areas following the 1967 war. Jerusalem-born filmmaker Ra'anan Alexandrowicz rounds up nine retired judges and lawyers who played a role in developing the legal framework to keep the Palestinian territories under control and asks them to reflect candidly on their decisions and if justice was, or can, be served in such a situation. Compelling and provocative, The Law in These Parts courts a fascinating element of this clash rarely explored.

Mindy Bond, Flavorpill