There will be a free screening of the critically-acclaimed documentary The Uncondemned held at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on Friday, April 14, 2017 at 8 p.m. as part of the American Society of International Law’s annual conference. The film tells the backstory of the first prosecution of rape as a war crime in the case against Jean-Paul Akayesu, before the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) two decades ago. The movie includes the first-hand accounts of the three Rwandan rape survivors who chose to trust ICTR with their stories.
In attendance to introduce The Uncondemned is Executive Producer Michele Mitchell and advocates featured in the film Patricia Sellers, Pierre-Richard Prosper, and UC Davis Law Professor Lisa R. Pruitt.
The Uncondemned won the Brizzolara Family Foundation Award for the best film about conflict and resolution at the 2015 Hamptons International Film Festival. The Los Angeles Times describes the filmmakers as having “a feeling for plot and narrative drive that underlines the thriller-type twists and turns the complicated case took.”
The screening is co-sponsored by UC Davis School of Law and our Center.