Human Rights Watch invites you to “The Uncondemned” – Sunday, April 9

We would like to invite you to join Human Rights Watch Film Club for our Los Angeles Screening and Discussion of the award-winning documentary
The Uncondemned
on Sunday, April 9, 2017 at the Herb Alpert Educational Village in Santa Monica.
The Uncondemned, which follows the team that prosecuted rape as a crime against humanity for the first time, is an important reminder that rights are to be fought for and protected constantly. And that perpetrators will eventually be brought to justice.
Following the film, Sara Darehshori, senior counsel for HRW US Program who also served on the prosecution team featured in
The Uncondemned, will participate in a panel discussion moderated by Kenneth Turan of the Los Angeles Times, along with the filmmaker, Michele Mitchell.

Below are details of the screening and a link for tickets (including a special rate for students).

Best wishes,

Kristin Ghazarians

HRW Student Task Force

For the HRW LA Film Club


Sunday, January 29, 2017
4:00 pm | Doors open, Meet & Greet
5:00 pm | Film Screening, followed by Q&A

7:00 pm | Reception with food and drinks

Presented at New Roads School at The Herb Alpert Educational Village

3131 Olympic Blvd.

Santa Monica, California 90404

Both a real-life courtroom thriller and a moving human drama, The Uncondemned tells the gripping story of a group of
young international lawyers and activists who fought to have rape recognized as a war crime, and the Rwandan women who came forward to testify and win justice for the crimes committed against them. This odyssey takes the crusaders to a crucial trial at an
international criminal court, the results of which changed the world of criminal justice forever.

The Uncondemned won the Brizzolara Family Foundation Award for a Film of Conflict and
Resolution and the Victor Rabinowitz and Joanne Grant Award for Social Justice at the Hamptons International Film Festival 2015. The film was also nominated for the Adrienne Shelly Award at the Women Film Critics Circle Awards 2016.

All attendees are invited to stay after the screening for a Q & A moderated by LA Times‘ Kenneth Turan, with Michele
Mitchell, director of the film, and Sara Darehshori, senior counsel for the US Program at Human Rights Watch.

John Horn

Michele Mitchell
The Uncondemned

John Sifton

Sara Darehshori
Senior Counsel,
US Program
Human Rights Watch

Mariana Blanco

Kenneth Turan
LA Times

We are grateful for the continued support of our generous sponsors.

They make the Film Club events possible and sustain the important work

of Human Rights Watch around the world.

General tickets are $30 and student tickets are $15.

Tickets are unreserved and seating is first-come, first-served.

For further information, please contact Perrine Vaillant

(310) 477-5540 |

Human Rights Watch Film Club

Through regularly-scheduled screenings and discussions, Human Rights Watch’s Film Club in Los Angeles creates a forum to advance awareness of human rights issues and empower audiences
with the knowledge that personal commitment can make a difference.

For more than 35 years, Human Rights Watch has been at the forefront of the international human rights movement, investigating human rights abuses and exposing the truth in order to bring about deep-rooted change. Around the globe we work in tandem with local
activists who often put their lives at risk to protect the rights and dignity of others.

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Photo credits
Cover picture: The Uncondemned
Michele Mitchell: The Uncondemned

Sara Darehshori: Human Rights Watch
Kenneth Turan: Patricia Williams


Human Rights Watch Los Angeles