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
- Sponsor: History
- Contact: Josephine Johnson
- - Open to the Public -
In 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.