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Sara Ross

Law.Arts.Culture Event: Documentary Film and International Criminal Law, January 29, 2018

Law.Arts.Culture is hosting an event on January 29, 2018 entitled Documentary Film and International Criminal Law, featuring a lecture by Professor Wouter Werner from the Centre for the Politics of Transnational Law at the VU in Amsterdam. According to the event description:

The life of international criminal law not only takes place in courtrooms or at diplomatic conferences. For a long time now, it has also been a field of audiovisual representations, where the main topics, subjects and categories of international criminal justice enjoy a second life on screen. In my presentation, I will focus on the impact of specific modes of audiovisual representation of international criminal law. Based on Bill Nichols’ taxonomy of documentary genres and Albert Camus’ reflections on justice and compassion, I will discuss three ways in which issues of justice have been portrayed in documentary films on international criminal law:

(a) Programmatic justice

(b) Compassionate justice

(c) Tragic justice

The event will be held between 12:30 and 2:00pm at Ignat Kaneff Building in Room 2027. RSVPs can be made at