Both a real-life courtroom thriller and a moving human drama, The Uncondemned tells the gripping story of a group of young lawyers and activists who fought In Rwanda to have rape recognized as a war crime. Between the ages of 27 and 34, making up international criminal law as they went along, they probably had no business leading the first genocide trial in history, but there was no one else to do it. Even their decision to tie sexual violence into the charges—the case at hand involved a small-potatoes mayor who hadn’t raped anyone himself—was something no one was sure would stick. But when three women came forward to testify in the hopes of winning justice for the crimes committed against them, the result was a crucial trial that changed the world of criminal justice forever.
Q&A with Michele Mitchell; and film subject and Senior Counsel, U.S. Program, HRW, Sara Darehshori; and film subject Pierre Prosper; moderated by Liesl Gerntholtz, director, Women’s Rights division.