Chicago Palestine Film Festival: THE LAW AND THE PROPHETS


THEATER 1 Sat, Apr 27 6:00 PM
Film Info
Release Year:2023
Production Country:Israel
Palestinian Territory
Original Language:Arabic
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Joshua Vis, Eric Schrotenboer


In Israel, East Jerusalem, and the West Bank, the law is whatever Israel deems to be in the best interest of Jewish Israelis and to the detriment of Palestinians. Israel violates the civil and human rights of Palestinians as a matter of standard, accepted policy. However, this film follows brave determined individuals who are trying to expose the destructive, unjust, and sometimes invisible ways in which Israel exploits and oppresses Palestinians.THE LAW AND THE PROPHETS explores the ways in which Israel interacts with Palestinians, shedding light on different methods, both violent and nonviolent.The film examines the historical context of civil and military governance in Israel, East Jerusalem, and the West Bank. Preceded by SAMIA HALABY: A VIDEO PORTRAIT (2022, dir. Munir Atalla, 7 min.).