Interweaving four stories of remarkable courage, compassion, and determination, WATCHERS OF THE SKY uncovers the forgotten life of Raphael Lemkin—the man who created the word “genocide” and believed the law could protect the world from mass atrocities. Inspired by Samantha Power’s Pulitzer Prize–winning book A Problem from Hell, Belzberg’s film embarks on a provocative journey from Nuremberg, Germany, to The Hague, Netherlands, from Bosnia to Darfur, from criminality to justice, and from apathy to action. (120 mins.)
WATCHERS OF THE SKY screens Thursday, October 30 at 7pm in our Whitsell Auditorium (located in the Portland Art Museum). The film is being presented as part of our Voices in Action: Human Rights on Film series.
Tickets are available online or at the door.