This website uses cookies. Read more about our cookie/privacy policy.

Accept and Close

The Sheffield culture guide written by in-the-know locals

Advocate follows Jewish-Israeli human rights lawyer Lea Tsemel and looks at the political significance and the personal price of her near fifty years spent defending Palestinian political prisoners – despite nearly always losing. Lea's clients range from feminists to fundamentalists, and those who have engaged in both violent and nonviolent resistance to the occupation. Filmmakers Rachel Leah Jones and Philippe Bellaiche tell Lea's story through animation, archive and observation, to show a principled, passionate woman caught up in the complexities of power relations and cycles of abuse, and to offer insight into the realities of Israeli law as experienced by Palestinians.

This film is one of our Doc/Fest 2019 picks.

You might also like...


A trading co-operative helping people work together, support each other and make projects happen.

Film Unit

Nestled in the lower regions of the University of Sheffield Students’ Union, Film Unit is run by dedicated volunteer film fans, screening a programme packed with cult classics, the latest indies and crowd pleasers. Added bonus: tickets are £3!

Only You

Fri. 12 July 2019 — Thu. 18 July 2019


Elena and Jake meet by chance on New Year's Eve, fighting for the same taxi. But, instead of going their separate ways after a shared ride, they fall in love and within weeks are living together – but reality soon catches up with them.

O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Sun. 21 July 2019

The Crowded House, 215 Sharrow Vale Road, S11 8ZB

One of Sheffield's longstanding community cinema events Sharrow Reels is sadly coming to an end, and their final screening is this Coen Brothers classic. Join them to say goodbye and show how much independent film events in Sheffield mean to us all.