WATCHERS OF THE SKY
Boston Premiere! Co-presented with Boston Jewish Film Festival
Date: Saturday, November 8, 2014
Location: Brattle Theatre, Cambridge, MA
Details: 114 min, Netherlands/Rwanda/USA, 2014
Filmmaker(s): Edet Belzberg
DocYard Passholders: We sent you an e-mail about how to reserve your free ticket by October 31. Those who sent RSVPs will be listed on the BJFF complimentary ticket table inside the Brattle lobby, as you walk in on the right. You should give your name to the volunteer at the table and pick up your ticket/s no later than 10 minutes before showtime. After that, your tickets will be released to the general public.
Winner of the 2014 Sundance Special Jury Award for animation and editing in U.S. Documentary Competition.
Director Edet Belzberg will attend in person. Following the screening, there will be a panel discussion moderated by Martha Minow, Dean and professor at Harvard Law School. Other panelists include Alex Whiting and Sam Moyn, professors at Harvard Law School
Sponsored by the Harvard Kennedy School Center for Public Leadership Gleitsman Program in Leadership for Social Change, the Harvard Law School Human Rights Program, and the Department of Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University. Supported by Facing History and Ourselves.
Synopsis: Juxtaposing four stories of courage and humanity, and journeying from Nuremburg to Bosnia to Rwanda to The Hague, WATCHERS OF THE SKY chronicles the forgotten and important life of Raphael Lemkin, the Polish Jew who created the word “genocide.” Inspired by Samantha Power’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book, A Problem from Hell, which highly praised Lemkin for his seminal contribution to international law. Winner of the Sundance Jury Award for Animation and Editing. In English, Zaghawa, Spanish, and French with English subtitles.