Prosecuting Evil: The Ben Ferencz Story
Sunday Mar 10 05:00 PM
Doris Duke Theatre
General Admission: $15.00
About the Film:
Part of Honolulu Jewish Film Festival 2019.
Directed by Barry Avrich. 2018. Canada. English and German. 83 min.
This gripping documentary by Barry Avrich tells the fascinating story of one man’s lifelong quest for justice for victims of crimes against humanity—a concept Ben Ferencz was instrumental in developing after The Nuremberg Trials post-World War II.
A true visionary, a key architect of the international war crimes system and passionate advocate for peace, Ferencz has lived a remarkable life. At 98 years old, the last living lead prosecutor at The Nuremberg Trials remains an active and unstoppable force for justice in an unjust world. He’s witnessed and influenced the most consequential chapters of the last 70 years—from liberating war camps and investigating Nazi war crimes to acting, at 27 years old, as the Chief Prosecutor for the U.S. Army at the Einsatzgruppen Trials at Nuremberg and successfully advocating for the establishment of the International Criminal Court in The Hague. His fight for justice for victims of atrocity crimes continues today.
Through it all he’s never wavered in his vision of a world that finds peace through the force of law, not the force of war.
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