directed by Ra'anan Alexandrovicz. Israel, 2011 (101 min.) - original version with Italian subtitles
Introduced by Jacopo Zanchini (Internazionale).
Can a modern democracy coexist alongside prolonged military occupation without flying in the face of its own basic principles? After the war of 1967 which led to the occupation of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, the Israeli army enforced its laws, set up tribunals, sentenced and jailed hundreds of thousands of Palestinians and authorized half a million settlers to put down roots in the occupied territories. It also imposed on the area a long-term military jurisdiction that has no precedent anywhere in the world. The men tasked with creating this legal system and then running it are military magistrates who have worked as its architects under the supervision of the Israeli Supreme Court. These judges continue to have to run a highly complex legal system that serves to manage a constantly changing situation, amid moral dilemma and the need to comply with international law.