A political firebrand in her home country, Israeli lawyer Lea Tsemel is known by her opponents as "the devil's advocate," for her decades-long defense of Palestinians who have been accused of resisting the occupation, both violently and non-violently. Tsemel, who pushes the praxis of a human rights defender to its limits, takes on two contentious court cases in her tireless quest for justice.
Lea talks about the difference between “devil’s advocate” and “Human right’s lawyer”.
Lea volunteers in 1967, wondering what happened to the people who had lived at the Kotel.
The choice between settling as a child or going to trial as an adult.
Lea explains her own moral framework.
Understanding that the motive of violence is a response to a larger form of violence.
Lea speaks to the press after the conclusion of her trial.