Co-sponsored by the Africana Studies Department at Stony Brook University
Both a real-life courtroom thriller and a moving human drama, THE UNCONDEMNED tells the gripping story of a group of young international lawyers and activists who fought to have rape recognized as a war crime and the Rwandan women who came forward to testify and win justice for the crimes committed against them. Their determination takes the crusaders to a crucial trial at an international court, the results of which changed criminal justice forever. The film focuses on three rape victims who testified in the trial, as well as on the American prosecutors, Pierre-Richard Prosper and Sara Darehshori, who tenaciously built the case against Jean-Paul Akayesu for his knowledge of the rapes and other war crimes during the Rwandan Genocide in 1994. The film won the Brizzolara Family Foundation Award for a Film of Conflict and Resolution and the Victor Rabinowitz and Joanne Grant Award for Social Justice at the Hamptons International Film Festival.
Time: 85 minutes
Guest Speaker for the Q and A: Director, Michele Mitchell