The Israeli documentary The Law in these Parts won the Sundance 2012 World Cinema Grand Jury Documentary Prize and awarded Best Documentary at the Jerusalem Film Festival. It explores the operation of the Israeli military legal system in the West Bank and Gaza Strip after the 1967 War through the testimonies of the military legal professionals who ran it.
In this podcast the director Ra’anan Alexandrowicz discusses his film with Fathom Editor Alan Johnson. They discussed the making of the documentary and his practice as a film-maker, the reaction of the judges to the film, and his attempt to go beyond the tension between human rights and a ‘grey world’ in which some men and women protect us from others who plot terrible violence.
Prof. Robert Wistrich, former Head of the Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Antisemitism, addressing the 5th Global Forum for Combating Antisemitism. Prof. Wistrich died several days later in Rome, on 19 May, after suffering a heart attack. The Fathom editors mourn his passing.