2016, Nick Louvel and Michele Mitchell, USA/Congo/Netherlands, 87 min.
- Sat, Jan 28th 7:45pm
- Mon, Jan 30th 7:45pm
"Riveting...THE UNCONDEMNED unfolds like a courtroom drama, but it's also a master class in demonstrating how people can change the world." — Daphne Howland, Village Voice
This documentary tells the thrilling story behind an epic 1997 human rights trial that pits a handful of underdog lawyers and traumatized Rwandan rape victims against a system that had never acknowledged rape as a genocidal crime. Reconstructing the three-year legal process step by step, and bringing the narrative forward into the present, the filmmakers trace the history of the Rwandan conflict’s horrific violence against women and profiles those brave enough to come forward with testimony, as they recount the work of researchers and lawyers venturing into uncharted territory to build a case. In English, French, and Kinyarwanda with English subtitles. DCP digital. (BS)
JANUARY 28 & 30: Co-director Michele Mitchell will appear for audience discussion (via Skype on 1/28 and in person on 1/30).