"Uncondemned" at Human Rights Watch Film Club at New Roads School in Santa Monica
Los Angeles Special Screening of Award-Winning Documentary April 9, 2017
March 15, 2017
The award-winning movie The Uncondemned will be featured at a special Human Rights Watch screening Sunday, April 9, 2017. The film will be presented by the Human Rights Watch Film Club at New Roads School at the Herb Alpert Educational Village in Santa Monica.
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. This odyssey takes the crusaders to a crucial trial at an international criminal court, the results of which changed the world of criminal justice forever.
Immediately following the screening, there will be a panel discussion, moderated by Kenneth Turan of the LA Times, focusing on how the movie came together and recent progress in the field of International Justice. Michele Mitchell, the film director, and Sara Darehshori, Senior Counsel for Human Rights Watch's US Program, who is featured in the movie as she then served as co-counsel for the prosecution, will participate in the discussion.
Doors will open at 4:00 p.m. with an opportunity to meet Sara Darehshori before the film. THE UNCONDEMNED will screen at 5:00 p.m. followed by the panel discussion. A reception with food and drinks will begin at 7:00 p.m. The New Roads School at the Herb Alpert Educational Village is located at 3131 Olympic Blvd. in Santa Monica.
"What THE UNCONDEMNED convincingly demonstrates is the cumulative power of a small group of people with an intense passion for justice, idealists with practical experience whose belief in the power inherent in speaking the truth is not to be denied." – Kenneth Turan, L.A. Times