This brilliant documentary, a Grand Jury Prize winner at Sundance, explores the legal framework for Israel's 45-year military 'rule of law' in the Occupied Territories. The Israeli Defense Force enforces the law in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, a process that has been legitimised by the passage of time. The architects of the system - military judges and attorneys, including a former president of the Israeli Supreme Court - submit to a series of uncomfortable interviews in which they are asked to consider the consequences of the laws they crafted. To quote one of the interviewees: "As a military judge, you don't just represent justice. You represent the authorities of the occupation, vis-à-vis a population that sees you as the enemy… It's an unnatural situation. As long as it's only temporary, fine. But when it goes on for 40 years?"

Film Info

2 min 5 sec Duration
  • Posted: July 09, 2012
  • Director: Ra'anan Alexandrowicz
  • Writer: Ra'anan Alexandrowicz
  • Studio: Independent
  • Release: 2012
  • Cast: Unknwon or Not Available

Trailer Tracks

No music available


Log In to Comment
Embed Video
<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="//"><div class="outer-embed-ta"><iframe width="100%" src="//" allowfullscreen="true" webkitallowfullscreen="true" mozallowfullscreen="true" scrolling="no" class="embed-ta"></iframe></div> <p><a href="">Trailer</a> for <a href="">The Law in These Parts</a> on <a href="">TrailerAddict</a>.</p>