Documentaries with a point of view

Take Action

Invite a local judge or panel of judges to discuss the film and the job judges do. If possible, involve military lawyers and judges to share the differences between military jurisprudence and the civilian system.

Stage mock trials on the issues raised in the film.

Invite Palestinians and Israelis to share stories about their relationship to the land and their families’ experiences during and after Israel’s wars.

Convene a community conversation about your country’s relationship to international law and policies covering issues raised in the film (e.g., detention without charges, classified evidence, defining “enemy combatants”). Include a discussion about what happens to the legal system in a nation that is in a perennial state of war (the so-called War on Terror in the United States is one example). For a U.S. audience, you might consider discussing the military commissions at Guantánamo Bay.