Film Screening and Q&A: The Prosecutors

Date: 

Tuesday, April 9, 2019, 4:15pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Wexner-436

Please join the Carr Center for a film screening of the documentary, "The Prosecutors."d

THE PROSECUTORS is the compelling story of Amani and Jasmin, two dedicated lawyers who fight to make sure that survivors of sexual violence in conflict get justice. The film was conceived out of a belief that the law is for everyone, especially those who have lived through unimaginable crimes during war - whether it be yesterday or twenty years ago.

Our story begins in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where Amani and her colleagues are working daily to ensure that rape, sexual slavery, and other types of abuse are not simply considered "collateral damage" in a war that has taken the lives of over 5,000,000 people. The film goes on to Bosnia, where Jasmin and other prosecutors are collaborating with a network of civil society partners to make sure that the tens of thousands of victims who experienced rape and other violations during the country's brutal war twenty years ago have a chance to see justice - no matter how long it takes. 

Panelists: 

Director & Producer Leslie Thomas, an Emmy-award winning art director, has directed many internationally exhibited multi-media installations and short format documentary films. She is the Founder and Executive Director of ART WORKS Projects.

Dara Kay Cohen, Ford Foundation Associate Professor of Public Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Her research and teaching interests span the field of international relations, including international security, civil war and the dynamics of violence, and gender and conflict.

Jocelyn Kelly is the founding director for Harvard Humanitarian Initiative’s (HHI) Women in War program, and currently is a fellow at HHI where she designs and implements projects to examine issues relating to gender, peace, and security in fragile states. Kelly has been conducting health-related research using qualitative and quantitative research methods for over eight years both in national and international settings. She has given briefings related to gender and security to the United Nations Security Council, the U.S. State Department, USAID, the World Bank, OFDA, the Woodrow Wilson Center, and the U.S. Institute of Peace.