BIFF 2020
Checkpoints - Competition
The Law in These Parts

The Law in These Parts

ORIGINAL TITLE:
Shilton Ha Chok
Israel / 2011 / 100 min
DIRECTOR:
Ra'anan Alexandrowicz
The legal professionals take the witness stand.

Since Israel conquered the territories of the West Bank and Gaza Strip in the 1967 war, the Israeli military has developed and imposed a system of long-term jurisdiction by an occupying army that is unique in the world. Through testimonies from the military legal professionals who were the architects of the system, THE LAW IN THESE PARTS asks the question: can a modern democracy impose a prolonged military occupation on another people while retaining it's core democratic values?

Ra'anan Alexandrowicz

RA’ANAN ALEXANDROWICZ carved name recognition as writer and director of award-winning films such as the full-length feature JAMES’ JOURNEY TO JERUSALEM (2003), and the documentaries THE INNER TOUR (2001) and MARTIN (1999). ALEXANDROWICZ’ critically-acclaimed works have been theatrically released to international audiences and broadcast worldwide.