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Title:
Watchers of the sky
Author:
Belzberg, Edet, film director, film producer.
Edition:
Widescreen.
Publication Information:
Chicago, IL : Music Box Films, [2015]

©2015
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (121 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
With his provocative question, 'why is the killing of a million a lesser crime than the killing of an individual?' Raphael Lemkin changed the course of history. An extraordinary testament to one man's perseverance, this examines the life and legacy of the Polish-Jewish lawyer and linguist who coined the term genocide.
General Note:
Documentary.

"Inspired by A problem from hell : America and the age of genocide, by Samantha Power."

Program content: ©2014.
Language:
English
Contents:
Extra features: Ben at the United Nations -- A day with the rebels -- Interviews with Lemkin friends and family.
Personal Subject:
UPC:
741360538696
Format :
DVD

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The careers of four current human rights activists are profiled through the lens of the lawyer who has made their work possible in this cultural documentary film. Watchers of the Sky profiles the life and career of lawyer Raphael Lemkin, who created the term "genocide" and later founded the Genocide Convention which began taking place in conjunction the United Nations beginning in 1948. In addition, the work of four current activists whose accomplishments have made possible by Lemkin's efforts is chronicled. The group includes U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power, Benjamin B. Ferencz (chief prosecutor in the Einsatzgruppen trial at Nuremberg), Luis Moreno Ocampo, the first Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, and Emmanuel Uwurukundo, who is the head of operations for U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees in the War in Darfur's refugee camps in Chad. ~ Tom Ciampoli, Rovi


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