(95 minutes) Canada/Chad/Congo/Netherlands/Sudan/Uganda/USA
Director: Barry Stevens
Producers: Julia Bennett, Lea Marin, Peter Raymont, Silva Basmajian
A fascinating story with extraordinary access, Prosecutor follows the Chief Prosecutor through the first trials of the newly-formed International Criminal Court. Luis Moreno-Ocampo investigates and prosecutes some of the world’s worst criminals for some of the world’s worst crimes. He’s a hero to genocide survivors, but has bitter enemies on both the Right and the Left. Prosecutor offers front row seats to the historic events that will determine whether the ICC is a groundbreaking new weapon for global justice or an idealistic dream.
Throughout Barry Stevens’ twenty-five year filmmaking career he has been nominated for, and winner of, numerous international awards including the documentary entitled Offspring, about Barry’s search for his own sperm donor father.
Julie Bennett is a journalist and producer whose work includes Canada: A People’s History and the documentary Tommy Douglas: The Fight of a Lifetime, which she directed. Bennett received a Banff Rocky Award for her collaborative digital producing on The Border Interactive.
Lea Marin is an innovative producer and storyteller whose film credits include a wide range of short dramatic film, documentary series and features including the MobiDocs anthology, Astra Taylor’s Examined Life and Six Miles Deep.
Peter Raymont is an Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, journalist and writer. He has produced and directed over a hundred documentaries and TV drama series during his thirty-nine year career. His productions have over forty international awards and have been screened and broadcast worldwide.
Silva Basmajian’s more than eighty NFB films have garnered numerous awards, with screenings at more than 200 festivals including Berlin, Toronto and Sundance. As executive producer, she continues to explore innovative ways to tell Canadian and international stories.
Web site: www.icarusfilms.com/new2011/pros.html