UNA-NY Screening the Issues
The Epic Story of the Battle for the International
Join us for a special post-screening discussion
with director PAMELA YATES and producer PACO DE ONIS
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
6:30 - 7:00 p.m. Registration and Reception
(Screening begins promptly at 7:00 p.m.)
The Tribeca Grand Hotel
2 Avenue of the Americas (between White and Walker Streets)
New York, NY
ADMISSION: You must make a reservation to attend (see below)
Late in the 20th century, in response to repeated mass atrocities around the world, more than 120 countries united to form the International Criminal Court (ICC) — the first permanent court created to prosecute perpetrators (no matter how powerful) of crimes against humanity, war crimes, and genocide.
The Reckoning follows dynamic ICC Prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo and his team for 3 years across 4 continents, as he issues arrest warrants for Lord's Resistance Army leaders in Uganda, puts Congolese warlords on trial, shakes up the Colombian justice system, and charges Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir with genocide in Darfur, challenging the UN Security Council to arrest him. Building cases against genocidal criminals presents huge challenges, and the Prosecutor has a mandate but no police force. At every turn, he must pressure the international community to muster political will for the cause.
Like a deft thriller, The Reckoning keeps you on the edge of your seat, with two riveting dramas: the prosecution of unspeakable crimes and the ICC's fight for efficacy in its nascent years. As this tiny court in The Hague struggles to change the world and forge a new paradigm for justice, innocent victims suffer and wait. Will the Prosecutor succeed? Will the world ensure that justice prevails?
An official selection of the 2009 Sundance Film Festival, the film was called “A potent argument for the Obama administration's move from isolationism to diplomacy” by Dennis Harvey in Variety.
We are pleased to host the director of the film, Pamela Yates and producer Paco de Onis, who will join us for a discussion after the film.
Read a recent article by ICC Prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo in the New York Times here.
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UNA-NY is grateful for the generosity of the Tribeca Grand Hotel, for allowing our organization the consistent booking of their state of the art screening room for our film-talk series, Screening the Issues.