Join us Thursday, January 24 when we view The Law in These Parts, an award-winning documentary by Israeli director Ra'anan Alexandrowicz.
"The mechanics of an evolving military occupation reveal themselves through a series of first-ever interviews with the Israeli Judges, prosecutors and legal advisors who created the legal framework of Israel's occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip and upheld it since 1967. Set against the backdrop of historical events and archival footage, this 'Best Documentary Winner' of the Jerusalem Film Festival is a cautionary account of what happens when temporary security measures become permanent reality. Responding to changing realities on the ground over four decades, the film’s protagonists describe moral and judicial dilemmas that they each faced while trying to apply law and make order. The film unfolds as an insider’s tour of the logic and reasoning behind the architecture put in place to neutralize a region deemed a security threat. From establishing settlements in an occupied area to rationalizing parallel legal systems for Palestinians and Israelis, the film explores some of the basic moral quandaries and examines to what extent the occupation can be guided by genuine adherence to the principles of rule-of-law."
More info: roxie.com
8:15 Meet at Muddy Waters Cafe (521 at 16th St.) for coffee and conversation.
8:45 Head to the Roxie Theater to purchase tickets and take our seats. The film program starts at 9:00.
10:45 After the film we will meet around the corner at Muddy Waters Cafe (521 Valencia at 16th St.) for conversation.