The Law in These Parts (2012)

Law in These Parts
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 41mins.
Genres Foreign, Documentary, Political, Historical
Keywords government, historical, law, military, political
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Ra'anan Alexandrowicz Narrator n/a 120790 1000001
Ra'anan Alexandrowicz Director n/a 2 2000001
Liran Atzmor Producer n/a 3 3000001
Martin Hagemann Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Laura Poitras Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
B.Z. Goldberg Co-Producer n/a 170 3000004
Paul Saadoun Co-Producer n/a 170 3000005
Ra'anan Alexandrowicz Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Shark De Mayo Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Neta Dvorkis Editor n/a 172 7000001
Karni Postel Music n/a 120781 8000001
Ra'anan Alexandrowicz Research n/a 458 12000001
Reuma Gome Research n/a 458 12000002
Avichay Sharon Research n/a 458 12000003
Hillel Cohen Research n/a 458 12000004
Raz Hazon Research n/a 458 12000005
Tully Chen Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Amos Zipori Sound n/a 120816 14000002
Ravid Dvir Sound n/a 120816 14000003
Ronen Nagel Sound Designer n/a 120915 14000004
Ronen Nagel Rerecording Mixer n/a 120856 14000005
Gil Elnatan Visual Effects Supervisor n/a 249 23000001
Synopsis
Can a modern democracy impose a prolonged military occupation on another people while retaining its core democratic values? Since Israel conquered the territories of the West Bank and Gaza Strip in the 1967 war, the military has imposed thousands of orders and laws, established military courts, sentenced hundreds of thousands of Palestinians, enabled half a million Israeli settlers to move to the Occupied Territories and developed a system of long-term jurisdiction by an occupying army that is unique in the entire world. The men entrusted with creating this new legal framework were the members of Israel's military legal corps. Responding to a constantly changing reality, these legal professionals have faced (and continue to face) complex judicial and moral dilemmas in order to develop and uphold a system of long-term military "rule by law" of an occupied population, all under the supervision of Israel's Supreme Court, and, according to Israel, in complete accordance with international law. This documentary explores this little-known story through testimonies of the military legal professionals who were the architects of the system and helped run it in its formative years.