War Don Don

Documentary film screening, followed by discussion with filmmaker Rebecca Richman Cohen. Part of the UCLA International Human Rights Film Series and of the UCLA Film and Television Archive Documentary Spotlight.

Saturday, February 26, 2011
7:30 PM
Billy Wilder Theater
The Hammer Museum

War Don Don (2010) - directed by Rebecca Richman Cohen.

This moving documentary profiling war crimes trials in Sierra Leone puts audiences at the center of both a gripping story and a crucial public debate. Offering a fascinating portrait of former warrior Issa Sesay - accused of heinous crimes, but credited by some with ending Sierra Leone's civil war - the film profiles the complexities of international law in its pursuit of justice and truth.

Cost : Free

Sponsor(s): African Studies Center, UCLA International Institute, Film and Television Archive, UCLA School of Law International Human Rights Program