White River Indie Films (WRIF) presents
With special guest co-director and award-winning investigative reporter Michele Mitchell.
The Uncondemned is a riveting documentary about an underdog group of lawyers and activists who defied the odds to do what had never been done: prosecute rape as an international war crime. This is the against-the-odds story of their fight for the first conviction—and of the women who braved witness assassinations to testify.
In 1997, the young men and women at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda found themselves inexplicably in charge of a groundbreaking case at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. Underfunded, understaffed, and overwhelmed, they faced incredible hurdles as they pursued their first case against a small-town mayor. Crimes of war and against humanity had not been prosecuted since 1946; surviving witnesses in Rwanda feared for their lives. And then, based on a last minute revelation, the prosecuting team amended the charge to include rape. Three courageous women would overcome their fears and shame to speak for all those who could not. Secret memos, witness assassinations, setbacks and barriers––The Uncondemned captures the untold, remarkable story that changed the course of international judicial history.
Special guest co-director and award-winning investigative reporter Michele Mitchell will be present for audience Q&A following the screening.