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The Reckoning: The Battle for the International Criminal Court

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PBS Premiere: July 14, 2009


Over 120 countries have united to form the International Criminal Court (ICC) — the first permanent court created to prosecute perpetrators, no matter how powerful, of crimes against humanity, war crimes and genocide. The Reckoning follows dynamic ICC Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo and his team for three years across four continents as he issues arrest warrants for Lord's Resistance Army leaders in Uganda, puts Congolese warlords on trial, shakes up the Colombian justice system, and charges Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir with genocide in Darfur. Like a deft thriller, The Reckoning keeps you on the edge of your seat. Will the prosecutor succeed? Will the world ensure that justice prevails? An Official Selection of the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.

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TAGS: colombia, congo, crimes of war, genocide, justice, sudan, uganda

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Film Information

The Reckoning (90 min.)

Premiere Date: July 14, 2009

Streaming Dates: Expired

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Filmmakers: Paco de Onís, Peter Kinoy, Pamela Yates Bio | Interview | Statement

Press: Fact Sheet | Filmmaker Statement | Critical Acclaim | Press Release


Paco de Onís
Paco de Onís
Peter Kinoy
Peter Kinoy
Pamela Yates
Pamela Yates

[T]he film is about accountability. It's about bringing the perpetrators of the worst crimes happening in the world to justice.”

— Pamela Yates, Filmmaker


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Critical Acclaim

So spread the word, invite your friends over, and spend this Tuesday night learning more about 'the Battle for the International Criminal Court!'

— James Starowicz,
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