Documentary Film: The law in these parts

Today, the Filmcasino is hosting a Mediterranean breakfast starting at 11:00, before the screen of The law in these parts, a documentary investigation by Ra’anan Alexandrowicz into the justice of the Israeli legal system. It has been the winner of the World Cinema Jury Award at the Sundance Film Festival 2012 and won “Best Documentary” at the Jerusalem Film Festival.

-1The film poses the question whether a modern day democracy, such as Israel, can impose a military occupation on another people while remaining true to it’s democratic values.
From establishing settlements in an occupied area to dealing with torture during interrogations, to rationalizing parallel legal systems for Palestinians and Israelis, the film explores numerous moral boundaries.

Since Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and Gaza in 1967, Israeli authorities have imposed varying degrees of restriction on the movement of people in and and out of the occupied territory. As a result, the military has imposed numerous laws, established military courts, sentenced thousands of Palestinians and enabled half a million Israeli “settlers” to move to the occupied territories.

Alexandrowicz interviews military legal professionals who have been the architects of the system, showing the audience just how pliable these laws truly are.
Free entrance. English subtitles.

17, April 12:00
5., Margaretenstraße 78
1050 Wien

Mediterranean breakfast from 11:00 am onwards for €8.
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