Prosecuting Evil: the Extraordinary World of Ben Ferencz

SUNDAY, JULY 26, 6:00 PM (streaming for 24 hours, until 6:00 PM, MONDAY, JULY 27)
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Canada, 2018/Documentary, 83 minutes/English/Written and Directed by Barry Avrich (unrated – contains graphic images)

A true visionary, a key architect of the international war crimes system and passionate advocate for peace, Ben Ferencz has lived a remarkable life.  Its trajectory – to see a world in which those responsible for crimes against humanity are held to account – was set after witnessing Nazi concentration camps shortly after liberation:  at the age of 27, Ferencz became lead prosecutor in the last of the Nuremberg trials, convicting 22 Nazis responsible for murdering over a million people.  After the trials, Ferencz went on to advocate for restitution for Jewish victims of the Holocaust, and later, the establishment of the International Criminal Court in The Hague.  Now 98, this extraordinary and inspiring man remains an active and unstoppable force for justice in an unjust world.

“… a monumental figure in international justice…an inspiration”  –

Audience Award, Best Documentary, 2019 Atlanta Jewish Film Festival; Nominated, Best Documentary, 2019 Canadian Screen Awards, Cleveland International Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival (Best Canadian Feature Film)