The UncondemnedAbout the Film
THE UNCONDEMNED tells the gripping and world-changing story of a group of young international lawyers and activists who fought to make rape a crime of war, and the Rwandan women who came forward to testify, to win justice, where there had been none. Up until this point rape had not been considered a war crime and was committed with impunity. A courtroom thriller, and personal human drama, THE UNCONDEMNED beautifully interweaves the stories of the characters in this odyssey, leading to the trial in the International Criminal Court -- and the results that changed the world of criminal justice forever.
The 10/09/15 showing of The Uncondemned will be followed by the Conflict and Resolution Panel at 3:00pm, there will be no individual tickets for these panels as they are included with each of the signature program tickets.
About the Director
Michele Mitchell and Nick Louvel have worked together since their debut film "HAITI: WHERE DID THE MONEY GO?” won the national 2013 Edward R. Murrow Award for Best TV Documentary. Michele is a former investigative correspondent for NOW WITH BILL MOYERS and former political anchor with CNN HLN. Nick’s directorial debut was the 2005 feature film DOMINO ONE. This is their first feature documentary.
Immediately following screening on 10/9
The key players in this groundbreaking trial—Sara Dareshori, Pierre Prosper, Binaifer Nowrojee and Patricia Sellers—reunite for the first time in almost 20 years for the post-screening panel. All have continued their passionate and career long commitment to international justice. They join co-director Michele Mitchell for an in-depth discussion of the stirring events captured in THE UNCONDEMNED, the impact of that trial on judicial trends and global perceptions, and the implications and possibilities for the future.
Tickets to the 10/9 screening include access to screening and panel.
Michele Mitchell: Co-director, THE UNCONDEMNED
Sara Dareshori: Senior Counsel, US Program for Human Rights Watch
Pierre Prosper: Partner, Arent Fox
Binaifer Nowrojee: Regional Director for Asia, Open Society Foundation
Patricia Sellers: Special Advisor, Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court
Moderator: Patricia Sabga, Economics and Global Affairs Correspondent, Al Jazeera America