Saturday, April 27, 6:00 p.m. | 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.). IN DIALOGUE: director Joshua Vis, Ph.D

Chicago Palestine Film Festival: Founded in 2001, the Chicago Palestine Film Festival (CPFF) is an annual cultural event that serves as a vibrant platform for showcasing the rich and diverse narratives of Palestinian cinema. The festival provides a unique space for filmmakers, artists, and audience members to engage with compelling stories that explore the multifaceted aspects of Palestinian life. View full festival.

The Film Center is ADA accessible. This presentation will be projected without open captions. The theater is hearing-loop equipped. For accessibility requests, please email