Join us in watching and discussing the movie “War Don Don“, a documentary film on the aftermath of the 11 years long Civil War in Sierra Leone and the role of the International Criminal Justice in working towards sustainable peace and development.
Movie synopsis: With the declaration of “war don don” (the war is over) in Sierra Leone in 2002, the Special Court (SCSL) was established to try those who bore the greatest responsibility for violating international humanitarian and Sierra Leonean law since November 30th 1996. This documentary chronicles the indictment and trial of Revolutionary United Front interim leader Issey Sesse and how in the effort to account for the thousands of lives lost, one man ends up answering for the crimes of many. In selecting only the few to prosecute and expecting the post-war narrative that follows to be accurate and balanced, this documentary raises important questions about the functions of international criminal justice in working towards sustainable peace and development.
- Location: Multipurpose Room of the Liu Institute.
- Date: Thursday, December 13th at 5:00-7:30.
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