Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Grace, Milly, Lucy... Child Soldiers / Prosecutor
Film Night, 7:00pm. Tues Sept 11, 2012
River Park Church Auditorium
3818 -14A St. SW, Calgary
“The Ugandan Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) rebel group, lead by Joseph Kony, has increased its attacks in the Central African Republic (CAR) since the beginning of 2012, putting civilians in affected areas in need of urgent protection”, Human Rights Watch said April 20, 2012. Attacks also continue in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Grace, Milly, Lucy....Child Soldiers exposes the tragedy of girl soldiers in Uganda. How can they learn to live normal lives again after being abducted and trained to become killing machines? Interspersing personal accounts with scenes from daily life, the film follows three women on their long road to reconciliation. 2010 / 52 min (Official Selection Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival 2010)
Prosecutor follows the former Chief Prosecutor through the first trials of the newly formed International Criminal Court. Luis Moreno-Ocampo investigates and prosecutes some of the world's worst criminals for some of the world's worst crimes. He's a hero to genocide survivors, but has bitter enemies on both the Right and the Left. Is the ICC a groundbreaking new weapon for global justice or just an idealistic dream? 2010 / 52 min (Official Selection IDFA 2010)
Conversation Leader Antonio Franceschet is a member of the Department of Political Science at the University of Calgary. His research interests are in the politics of international organization and law, including international criminal law.