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The Uncondemned

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.

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Royal, 10.28.16 - 11.03.16
Rated NR This film is subtitled This film is subtitled
Runtime: 86 min
Language: French, Kinyardwanda

Director: Michele Mitchell, Nick Louvel
Writer(s): Michele Mitchell
Cast: Patricia Sellers, Pierre-Richard Prosper , Sara Darehshori
FEATURED REVIEW: Oktay Ege Kozak, The Playlist
Rape has been used as a weapon against the enemy during wartime, pretty much as long as war has been an integral part of the human experience. “The Uncondemned,” an exceptionally well-executed and emotionally heart wrenching documentary about a group of lawyers trying to ...