The Uncondemned

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Release Date: October 21, 2016

Running Time: 81 min

Rating: NR

Director: Michele Mitchell, Nick Louvel

Producer: Michele Mitchell

Writer: Michele Mitchell

Cast: Binaifer Nowrojee, Patricia Sellers, Sara Darehshori, Pierre Prosper

Synopsis: The Uncondemned is a riveting documentary about an underdog group of lawyers and activists who defied the odds to do what had never been done: prosecute rape as an international war crime.  In 1997, the young men and women at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda found themselves inexplicably in charge of the first case of genocide in history.  Underfunded, understaffed, and overwhelmed, they faced incredible hurdles as they pursued their first case against a small town mayor.  Crimes of war and against humanity had not been prosecuted since 1946, and surviving witnesses feared for their lives.  And then, based on a last minute revelation, the prosecuting team amended the charge to include rape.  Three heroic women would overcome their fears and shame to speak for all those who could not.  Secret memos, witness assassinations, setbacks, and barriers – The Uncondemned captures the untold, remarkable story that changed the course of international judicial history.

Bryce Kirchoff2016