Uncondemned

The film is a riveting feat of editing considering the material, the legalistic conundrums, and the profusion of detail.

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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.
Genre
Documentary, Women and Film
Runtime
86
Language
French, Kinyardwanda
Director
Nick Louvel
Michele Mitchell
Writer(s)
Michele Mitchell
Cast
Pierre-Richard Prosper, Sara Darehshori, Patricia Sellers
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 persecute war criminals for ...

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