It would be nice if justice was always just. But just for whom? Whom is it meant to serve? Ideally, it’s meant to serve the governed. In a democratic society, a majority agrees to the laws by which they’ll be governed, and it’s up to judges to make sure that those laws provide protection for all citizens. But what happens in a society divided between citizens and people living in an occupied territory? This is one of the key issues surrounding the complicated Israel-Palestine conflict. Rather than go directly for the audience’s emotions and strong opinions regarding this decades long battle, Ra’anan Alexandrowicz‘ documentary The Law in These Parts brings about its emotional impact via an academic argument. Despite unnecessary apologies about his filmmaking, Alexandrowicz still manages to clearly lay out a thoughtful argument and raise difficult questions about the perversion of justice and the pervasiveness of denial.