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Films on Justice Screenings / A Special Evening on Justice

In May 2010, the Cinema for Peace Foundation organized the Films on Justice Screenings at the International Criminal Court Conference in Kampala/Uganda. During the conference, CFPF presented more than 15 Delegate Screenings for the delegates of the conference, all dealing with issues of the conference such as war crimes, genocides and aggression. 4600 representatives of states, as well as of intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations attended the first Review Conference of the Rome Statute since this founding treaty came into effect with the implementation of the International Criminal Court (ICC), based in The Hague.

At a Special Evening for Justice during the conference, the UN and its General Secretary Ban Ki-moon were presented with the Justitia Award. This CFPF Award was presented by the Council of Europe Goodwill Ambassador Bianca Jagger, founder and chair of the Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation. During the evening, three films of the extensive film program were screened: “Children of War” documents the riveting story of a group of former child soldiers as they exit the battlefield, enter a rehabilitation centre, and undergo a remarkable process of trauma therapy and emotional healing. “Invisible Children” highlights what the community refers to as “night commuters”: Thousands of children “commute” from their villages each night in order to avoid the LRA (Lord’s Resistance Army) abductions. “The Reckoning” follows ICC Prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo across four continents, as he issues warrants for LRA leaders in Uganda, puts Congolese warlords on trial, shakes up the Colombian justice system, and charges Sudan’s President with genocide in Darfur.

The Films on Justice Screenings at the International Criminal Court Conference in Kampala/Uganda in May 2010 were brought to the people as well. Among the movies screened at the Public Screenings at Watoto Church in Kampala were THE RECKONING, portraying the current work of the ICC itself, THE NUREMBERG TRIALS, a world premiere of the newly restored version of the classic film, TAKING ROOT, with involved human rights activists in attendance, AS WE FORGIVE, with director Laura Waters Hinson present, HEART OF JENIN, with director Marcus Vetter, and Academy Award Nominee Oliver Hirschbiegel’s FIVE MINUTES OF HEAVEN.