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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.

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Lloyd Stewart has been a well-known and respected part of Sheffield’s boxing, bodybuilding and gym community since the 1960s. Watch this short documentary about 'Lloydie' by Museums Sheffield, from Weston Park Museum's display on his accomplishments.

Films from previous Doc/Fest editions

Thu. 6 June 2019 — Thu. 24 June 2021

In the spirit of togetherness, the team at Sheffield Doc/Fest have put together a list of documentary films screened at previous editions of the festival, which are now available to watch online.

Sheffield Adventures – your city is a film set

Tue. 21 July 2020 — Wed. 31 July 2030

As a film fan, you might think movies only get made in places like London, Paris and New York, but films and TV are made in Sheffield all the time. Can you make one too?


Wed. 7 October 2020 — Thu. 22 October 2020

Light Cinema / Odeon Luxe

See the groundbreaking cyberpunk anime in its full 4K cinematic glory on the big screen. As Neo-Tokyo is being rebuilt post World War III, two high school drop outs stumble upon a secret government project to develop new weapons – telekinetic humans.