An unprecedented documentary series of the Public Defense work in Israel. "Defense Files" follows public attorneys and their defendants, revealing human stories and moving emotional dramas. In each episode, three different cases are presented, which produce fascinating, delusional, frightening, and exciting dramas, from which one can learn about the dark corners of the human soul, about the social difficulties in Israel and about the legal system. In a hyper-realistic style, without narration and without interviews, a shocking sequence is presented of criminal cases - from the meetings between the lawyers and the defendants, through the legal proceedings, to the verdicts given in their case. For many of the accused, these are life changing processes. "Defense Files" won the Israeli Documentary Film Forum Award for Best Documentary Series.
Defense Files - Episode 1 - Women
Episode 1 of "Defense Files" follows the stories of three women facing different indictments, including drug use, attempted murder, and public service corruption. Despite their challenging circumstances, the episode portrays these women in a relatable and human way, highlighting the impact that t...
Defense Files - Episode 2 - Rehab
This episode focuses on the rehabilitation of three men who have committed serious offenses and are seeking to turn their lives around. The episode explores the stories of a former soldier with PTSD, a young man struggling with pedophilia, and a prisoner seeking parole. Each defendant expresses r...
Defense Files - Episode 3 - Family
In this episode, the focus shifts to family-related offenses, including rape, domestic violence, and threats with a weapon. The episode sheds light on the challenging reality of Russian families and the difficulties faced by defense attorneys as they navigate these complex cases. The episode feat...
Defense Files - Episode 4 - Money
Defense Files - Episode 5 - Young
This episode sheds light on the challenging reality of Russian families and the difficulties faced by defense attorneys as they navigate these complex cases.
Defense Files - Episode 6 - Death