“The Uncondemned,” Screening & Discussion, Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 5 PM – 7:30 PM, Latchis Theater
Co-sponsored by Latchis Arts and the Windham World Affairs Council, and supported in part by the Vermont Humanities Council,“The Uncondemned” is a riveting documentary about an underdog group of lawyers and activists who defied the odds to do what had never been done: prosecute rape as an international war crime.
Up until this point, rape had not been prosecuted as a war crime and was committed with impunity. Secret memos, witness assassinations, setbacks and barriers––The Uncondemned captured the untold, remarkable story that changed the course of international judicial history. Acclaimed by the Guardian as “a courtroom thriller crackling with suspense” “The Uncondemned” beautifully interweaves a personal human drama and the stories of the characters in this odyssey, leading to the trial at an international criminal court–and the results that changed the world of criminal justice forever.
Director Michelle Mitchell and Honorable Patricia Whalen (War Crimes Chamber of Bosnia and Herzegovina (2007 – 2012) were present for post-screening discussion.
We were a sponsor with the Brattleboro Film Festival of a screening of the Cuban film “Conducta,” Nov. 7, 2015 at 6:30 pm at the Latchis Theater.
2014 Ernesto Daranas Serrano 108 min Cuba subtitled Drama
Set in Havana, “Conducta” is a touching drama about the relationship between a troubled schoolboy named Chala and his dedicated teacher. Chala raises pigeons and cares for fighting dogs to sustain himself and his mother, who struggles with addiction. A sensitive examination of the Cuban education system, children living in poverty, and educators who consistently go the extra mile. Cuba’s entry to the 2015 Academy Awards®. Sponsors: Road Scholar and and the Windham World Affairs Council.
We were a sponsor with Keene State College of a talk called “After the Earthquake; The Constitution: How Catastrophe Helped Create Possibility in Nepal.”
Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015, 4 pm
Alumni Center, Centennial Hall
Keene State College
Free and Open to the Public
Jayaraj Acharya is a Nepalese scholar, educator and former diplomat. He served as Nepal’s ambassador to the United Nations form 1991-94 and was a political adviser to the late Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala. He has a Ph.D. in linguistics from Georgetown University in Washington D.C. and was trained in classical Sanskrit. He is now the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Takshashila Academy in Katmandu.