“This film is not about the people who broke the law, but about those entrusted with the law,” says director Ra’anan Alexandrowicz about his latest project. Ambitiously perceived, sparely designed, and meticulously executed, The Law in These Parts is commanding and compassionate as it goes to the heart of Israel’s moral quandary. In this country founded on democratic principles, Alexandrowicz asks—in both simple and profound terms—can justice truly be served in the occupied territories given the current system of law administered by Israel for Palestinians?
Divided into five chapters, the film is precisely argued, disciplined, and dramatic as it considers the repercussions of the complex and unusual legal framework created in the territories following the 1967 Six-Day War. The research took years, and the evidence is irrefutable, as those agreeing to be interviewed steadily reveal the contradictions being sustained by an entire nation, of which Alexandrowicz is painfully aware. –Sundance Film Festival
This doc concerns consequences when a temporary exercise of order and security law becomes part of a permanent juridical apparatus as the case of Israeli in Occupied Territories of Palestina and, at the same time, it questions itself as language in charge of communicate it. The original staging takes into account the viewer as part of the judge system circuit, that's truly consistent as visual research work.
Reminded me of Eroll Morris' "The Fog of War", however it was a little dry a times because of the chosen focus on just the simple litigation element but still very engaging at times.