[Movies that Matter] Camera Justitia Day

30 March 2023
  • Starts at: 11:00h
  • Fee: Camera Justitia whole day €50,- inc. lunch / Student price €25,- inc. lunch
  • Organiser: Movies that Matter, Asser Institute, and VU Amsterdam
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Movies that Matter, the Asser Institute, and VU Amsterdam present a full-day Camera Justitia package to dive deeper into world of film and global justice. Participants have exclusive access to closed sessions of the Camera Justitia seminar and receive tickets for the public Camera Justitia Masterclass and the Camera Justitia Night. Register on the Movies that Matter website. You can also book the various parts of the programme separately (e.g. Masterclass only, screening only, etc).

Seminar Global Justice Cinema
Documentary film is a very powerful medium in the field of global justice. It can document human rights violations, proof war crimes in court, or communicate a strong call for solidarity and action. But documentary filmmaking is never just a ‘neutral’ registration of reality. In two sessions, Wouter Werner and Sofia Stolk invite you to explore the connection between justice, documentary film, truth and evidence with a focus on two films in the Camera Justitia competition: Theatre of Violence and Iron Butterflies. The seminar equips you to critically watch, assess, and discuss what these films communicate and how this is achieved.

Camera Justitia Masterclass
Using film clips from the Camera Justitia programme, we will discuss current legal issues with Fabricio Guariglia, Director of the Prosecution Division of the International Criminal Court.

Camera Justitia Night: Theatre of Violence
The Camera Justitia Night on Thursday 30 March focuses on law and justice. We screen the documentary Theatre of Violence by Lukasz Konopa and Emil Langballe. Sharp, flamboyant lawyer Krispus Ayena leads us along a fascinating, complex quest for the essence of justice. Before the ICC, he defends Dominic Ongwen, a former commander in Joseph Kony’s Ugandan ‘Lord’s Resistance Army’. But Ongwen was himself kidnapped and brainwashed by that same army when he was only 9 years old, and so the question arises: is he a perpetrator or also a victim?

Kate Gibson, President van de Association of Defence Counsel before the International Courts, will give a keynote. Filmmaker Lukasz Konopa and producer Helle Faber will be present for a post-screening discussion. Presenting the evening is Leila Prnjavorac.

Watch what participants thought of the Global Justice Cinema workshop 2021