A film by Barry Stevens
2010 • 90 min
The world’s first permanent International Criminal Court is making headlines – issuing an arrest warrant for a sitting head of state for war crimes, Sudanese President Al-Bashir. Behind the charges: the court’s controversial Prosecutor, Luis Moreno-Ocampo. Our cameras follow the Prosecutor in New York as he defends the warrant at the UN Security Council; in The Hague, as he opens the Court’s first trial of alleged Congolese war criminal Thomas Lubanga; and in the Congo as he meets citizens affected by the trial. Critics say Moreno-Ocampo’s justice threatens peace. Champions of justice criticize his weaknesses. The Prosecutor must keep one step ahead of them all.
Based in part on the book “The Sun Climbs Slow: The International Criminal Court And the Struggle for Justice” By Erna Paris
Produced by White Pine Pictures in co-production with the National Film Board of Canada.
In association with TVOntario, SRCand The Knowledge Network with the participation of Rogers Documentary Fund and the Canada Media Fund.