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The Law in These Parts: A Discussion

with Ra’anan Alexandrowicz
February 10th, 2016
12:00 PM


Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Forum for Scholars & Publics (Old Chem 011)

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Light lunch served (Please RSVP to

Israeli film director and screenwriter Ra’anan Alexandrowicz comes to Duke to discuss his award-winning film, The Law in These Parts, a documentary that sheds new light on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from an unexpected perspective. Alexandrowicz interviewed nine military judges in attempt to understand how Israel created a new legal system to control the Gaza Strip and West Bank after occupying them in 1967.
Mr. Alexandrowicz will both discuss, and foster discussion, about the questions his documentary raises: Can an occupation be achieved within a legal framework that includes genuine adherence to the principles of rule-of-law? Should it? What are the costs that a society engaged in such a long term exercise must bear? And what are the implications of the very effort to make a documentary film about such a system?  

Co-sponsored by the Center for Jewish Studies and the Forum for Scholars and Publics.

Ra'anan Alexandrowicz

Ra'anan Alexandrowicz was born and raised in Jerusalem, and graduated from the Sam Spiegel School of Cinema and Television.  Following his studies he moved to Tel Aviv, and made the documentary film "Martin" (1999), which won the Wolgin Prize at the Jerusalem Film Festival. ...

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