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THE CINEMA FOR PEACE AWARD FOR JUSTICE 2012

Trailer of the Day - The Cinema for Peace Award for Justice 2012

The 2012 Cinema for Peace Gala honored the most valuable films of the year. The selected films feature issues ranging from genocide in Bosnia to wrongful imprisonment in America, from a murdered Russian lawyer who was killed for exposing corruption to sustainable solar energy projects in Mali, and from the life of Aung San Suu Kyi to the conviction of a former Guatemalan dictator thanks to the evidence provided by documentary filmmakers.

Hans Hermans and Martin Maat search for the truth with Bill Browder in this documentary about the brutal torture and murder of government whistle-blower Sergei Magnitzky, who may have uncovered the biggest case of financial fraud in Russian history.

The film is part of Bill Browder’s global initiative to get justice for Sergei and to bring accountability to known torturers and murderers, which he has succeeded in doing by getting a bill passed in the US Congress called the ‘Justice for Sergei Magnitzky Act of 2010’, which disallows known torturers and murderers from travelling freely by freezing their travel documents and visas; the same type of law is currently being debated in parliaments around the world - following Bill Browder’s initiative.

Please watch the Trailer of the Day: Justice for Sergei

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Please also watch: Laudation Remarks at the Cinema for Peace Award for Justice 2012

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Photos: Bill Browder / The Chief Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court Luis Moreno-Ocampo