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Watchers of the Sky
September 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The global fight against mass ethnic killings—like those in Rwanda, Kosovo and Suban—started with a word: genocide. Coined by Raphael Lemkin, a Polish Jew who lost family in the Holocaust, the word turned the massacres into official crimes and led to the creation of the UN and ICG to prosecute war criminals. Inspired by Samantha Power’s Pulitzer Prize-winning A Problem From Hell, Watchers of the Sky traces Lemkin’s legacy through the modern efforts of four humanitarians, including Power and Ben Ferencz, a chief prosecutor at Nuremberg who still lobbies for peace today. A powerful, multi-faceted documentary, Watchers is both a wake-up call to the prevalence of genocide and a moving testament to the people who dedicate their lives to fight against it.
Released in 2015, 121 minutes