Another Excellent New Documentary from Israel

Just a quick note to draw your attention to my review of a new documentary from Ra'anan Alexandrowicz, the director of James's Journey to Jerusalem and The Inner Tour. After a long silence, Alexandrowicz is back with a steely-eyed assessment of the way the military legal system works in the Occupied Territories, The Law in These Parts. Obviously,  the Wild-West sound of the title is deliberate, and one can't help but recall Clemenceau's famous dictum, "Military justice is to justice as military music is to music." Perhaps given the events in Gaza and Israel the timing of the film's release is a bit unfortunate, but it was planned many, many months ago, and when is there a good time for a film like this one? The problems it delineates won't go away if the only response we have is, "I don't want to talk about that now."


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