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The Reckoning

The Reckoning

"The Reckoning" explores the creation of the first international court in history used to investigate and prosecute perpetrators, no matter how powerful, for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity.
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The Reckoning
Category: Documentaries

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Countries: Uganda, DRC, Sudan/Darfur, Colombia, US, The Netherlands

 

Module 1: Law or War: The Creation of the International Criminal Court
The 15-minute film module Law or War: The Creation of the International Criminal Court explores the creation of the first permanent international court in history created to investigate and prosecute individual perpetrators, no matter how powerful, for genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity.

Module 2: Seeking Peace and Seeking Justice: The ICC & Uganda
The 16-minute film module Seeking Peace and Seeking Justice: The ICC and Uganda explores how the ICC’s involvement in Uganda has sparked conversation and action throughout Ugandan society. For example, in the bush, LRA leaders have used the arrest warrants as a bargaining chip in peace negotiations; in displaced persons’ camps, Ugandans are debating the merits of the ICC versus traditional justice mechanisms; at a national level, the government of Uganda is restructuring its own judicial system.

Module 3: International Law, Testing the Limits: The ICC & Darfur
In recent years, charges of genocide have been leveled against the government of Sudan for violent attacks on Darfuris. In 2005, the United Nations Security Council asked the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate these charges. The 13-minute film module International Law, Testing the Limits: The ICC and Darfur tells the story of the ICC’s investigation in Darfur led by Luis Moreno-Ocampo, Prosecutor for the ICC.


"The Reckoning: The Battle for the International Criminal Court" has been nominated for two National News and Documentary Emmy Awards: "Best Documentary" and "Outstanding Investigative Journalism" and was a selection at the 2009 Sundance Film festival. 

 

If you liked these programs, you can see the full film "The Reckoning" by going to www.skylightpictures.com.


WATCH SKYLIGHT PICTURES MICRO-DOCS - "The Voices of the Victims":

Child Soldiers in the Congo

Child soldiers microdoc from Skylight Pictures on Vimeo.

         

Bogoro Massacre in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Bogoro Microdoc from Skylight Pictures on Vimeo.

             

The Lord's Resistance Army and the International Criminal Court

LRA microdoc from Skylight Pictures on Vimeo.

         


LEARN MORE:

Read the latest news about the ICC, and take action at IJCentral.org
Learn more from the International Center for Transitional Justice
Read Pamela Yates' Filmmaker Statement
Interview with lawyer Ben Ferencz


TAKE ACTION:

Take action with Amnesty International to create a global system of justice
Join the Coalition for the International Criminal Court's Universal Ratification Campaign


TEACHERS:
Download The Reckoning Lesson Plan!

"Facing History and Ourselves" Teaching Guide (PDF)

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The Reckoning