Are you looking for an in-depth exploration of the central themes the Camera Justitia programme?
Together with the Asser Institute and VU Amsterdam, Movies that Matter presents a full-day Camera Justitia package on Thursday 30 March to dive deeper into world of film and global justice. Participants have exclusive access to closed sessions of the Camera Justitia seminar and receive tickets for the public Camera Justitia Masterclass and the Camera Justitia Night.
Documentary film is a very powerful medium in the field of global justice. It can document human rights violations, proof war crimes in court, or communicate a strong call for solidarity and action. But documentary filmmaking is never just a ‘neutral’ registration of reality. In two sessions, Professor Wouter Werner and Dr. Sofia Stolk invite you to explore the connection between justice, documentary film, truth and evidence with a focus on two films in the Camera Justitia competition: Theatre of Violence and Iron Butterflies. The seminar equips you to critically watch, assess, and discuss what these films communicate and how this is achieved.
Using film clips from the Camera Justitia programme, we will discuss current legal issues with Fabricio Guariglia, former Director of the Prosecution Division of the International Criminal Court. The Masterclass will be moderated by Marieke de Hoon, Assistant Professor of (International) Criminal Law.
The Camera Justitia Night on Thursday 30 March focuses on law and justice. We screen the documentary Theatre of Violence by Lukasz Konopa and Emil Langballe. Sharp, flamboyant lawyer Krispus Ayena leads us along a fascinating, complex quest for the essence of justice. Before the ICC, he defends Dominic Ongwen, a former commander in Joseph Kony’s Ugandan ‘Lord’s Resistance Army’. But Ongwen was himself kidnapped and brainwashed by that same army when he was only 9 years old, and so the question arises: is he a perpetrator or also a victim?
Kate Gibson, President, Association of the Defence Counsel before the International Courts, will give a keynote. Filmmaker Lukasz Konopa and producer Helle Faber will be present for a post-screening discussion. Presenting the evening is Leila Prnjavorac.