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Film Screening and Discussion of "War Don Don" with Director/Producer Rebecca Richman Cohen

  • 12/3/2012 | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Location: Visual Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium
  • Event Type: Movie/Film

Film Screening and Discussion of "War Don Don" with Director/Producer Rebecca Richman CohenIn the heart of Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone, United Nations soldiers guard a heavily fortified building known as the “special court.” Inside, Issa Sesay awaits his trial. Prosecutors say Sesay is a war criminal, guilty of heinous crimes against humanity. His defenders say he is a reluctant fighter who protected civilians and played a crucial role in bringing peace to Sierra Leone. With unprecedented access to prosecutors, defense attorneys, victims, and, from behind bars, Sesay himself, WAR DON DON puts international justice on trial for the world to see — finding that in some cases the past is not just painful, it is also opaque.

Sponsored by the History Department, Africana Studies Program, and Bowdoin College Lectures and Concerts Fund.