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NAFSA Film Festival: The Uncondemned

Monday, May 29
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
LACC, Room 411

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Member Fee: $8.00 | Non-member Fee: $8.00

THE UNCONDEMNED is a riveting documentary about an underdog group of lawyers and activists who defied the odds to do what had never been done: prosecute rape as an international war crime. In 1997, the young men and women at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda found themselves inexplicably in charge of the first case of genocide in history.

Underfunded, understaffed, and overwhelmed, they faced incredible hurdles as they pursued their first case against a small town mayor. Crimes of war and against humanity had not been prosecuted since 1946, and surviving witnesses feared for their lives. And then, based on a last minute revelation, the prosecuting team amended the charge to include rape. Three heroic women would overcome their fears and shame to speak for all those who could not. Secret memos, witness assassinations, setbacks, and barriers – THE UNCONDEMNED captures the untold, remarkable story that changed the course of international judicial history.

Film Director and Writer, Michele Mitchell, will participate in a post-film discussion.

Directed by Michele Mitchell and Nick Louvel
Written by: Michele Mitchell
Run time: 86 minutes
Not rated


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