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Movie Screening: "Watchers of the Sky" - A Film on the Genocide Convention

Monday, January 11, 2016 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Boston Bar Association - 16 Beacon Street, Boston, MA


Description:

Join us for a movie screening of the Sundance Film Festival's 2014 Documentary U.S. Grand Jury Prize Nominee, Watchers of the Sky (http://watchersofthesky.com/).

The film follows the efforts of one lawyer, Raphael Lemkin, in lobbying the United Nations to adopt the Genocide Convention. Following the policy and legislative efforts behind the Genocide Convention, Watchers of the Sky, addresses the history of genocide while highlighting the stories of four people motivated by Lemkin's endeavors.

After the screening, one of the film's highlighted interviewees, Luis Moreno-Ocampo, First Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court and Visiting Professor at Harvard Kennedy School, will lead a discussion on the film and the significance of the Genocide Convention.

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Contact:

Cassandra Shavney
cshavney@bostonbar.org

 

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