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The award-winning movie THE UNCONDEMNED will be featured at a special Human Rights Watch screening Sunday, April 9. 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.
Following the screening will be a panel discussion moderated by Kenneth Turan of the L.A. Times and NPR, 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 will participate in the discussion. Doors will open at 4pm with an opportunity to meet Sara Darehshori before the film. THE UNCONDEMNED will screen at 5pm followed by the panel discussion. A reception with food and drinks will begin at 7pm.