Trailer & TEDtalk: ‘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

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In Theaters Starting Friday October 21st

A film by Michele Mitchell and Nick Louvel

Featuring Original Music by Aloe Blacc and Maya Jupiter

Watch their Live performance of ‘Smile’ at Global Citizen

Michele Mitchell is a longtime investigative reporter, journalist and author who has covered politics and social issues for outlets such as PBS and CNN Headline News. A leading expert on the topic of rape and war crimes, and a passionate activist, Michele was a featured speaker at the Global Citizen Symposium in New York in September and just last year did a TEDTalk, What’s Rape’s Brand?

THE UNCONDEMNED is a courtroom drama, turned upside down when three brave women came forward to tell their story. 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.

For more information, please visithttp://www.theuncondemned.com/#the-film

Featuring:

Pierre Prosper (Lead counsel for the Prosecution,Office of the Prosecutor vs. Jean-Paul Akayesu)

Sara Darehshori (Co-counsel for the prosecution,Office of the Prosecutor vs. Jean-Paul Akayesu)

Patricia Sellersn (Legal Advisor for Gender, International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and International Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslavia)

Binaifer Nowrojee (Researcher for Human Rights Watch in the Women’s Rights Division)

Lisa Pruitt (Gender Consultant for International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda)

Godelieve Mukasarasi (Director, SEVOTA)

And the courageous women of Rwanda that testified at trial

NYC Theater: Landmark Sunshine (10/21)

LA Theater: Laemmle Royal (10/28)

Social Media:

Facebook: @TheUncondemned

Twitter: @TheUncondemned

Instagram:@TheUncondemned

About Liz Whittemore

Liz grew up in northern Connecticut and was memorizing movie dialogue from Shirley Temple to A Nightmare on Elm Street at a very early age. She will watch just about any film all the way through (no matter how bad) just to prove a point. A loyal New Englander, a lover of Hollywood, and true inhabitant of The Big Apple.