L'Avocat de la Terreur (2007)

Jacques Vergès is a French trial lawyer who has defended some of the world's most notorious political terrorists. Terror's Advocate chronicles his life and presents the question "Are terrorists ever freedom fighters?"

While Vergès is presented in a sometimes heroic light, especially in his early career defending Algerian bombers, it is clear the filmmaker has chosen to vilify him in the end. Vergès worked for Barbie, the Butcher of Lyons, and some of the most despicable African dictators. He was also chums with Pol Pot. 

The film is fascinating, if only for the telling of the unstable history France has had dealing with the recourse of colonialism.

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