Filmmaker Rebecca Richman Cohen talks about her documentary War Don Don. It tells the story of the sensational trial of Issa Sesay, accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity in Sierra Leone.
The filmmaker had unprecedented access to prosecutors, defense attorneys, victims and, from behind bars, Sesay himself. War Don Don is showing at the Walter Reade Cinema at Lincoln Center, as part of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival, Saturday, June 12, 6:45pm; Sunday, June 13, 2:00 pm; Wednesday, June 16, 4:00 pm.
Event: There’s a panel discussion with Sareta Ashraph, Co-Counsel, Issa Sesay Defense; Alpha Sesay, Former Director, Special Court Monitoring Program; and Stephen Rapp, Prosecutor, Special Court for Sierra Leone (2006-2009) and Ambassador-at-Large War Crimes; moderated by Elise Keppler, Senior Counsel, International Justice Program, Human Rights Watch
Saturday June 12, following the screening at 6:45 pm
Walter Reade Cinema at Lincoln Center
65 West 65th Street, upper level, between Broadway and Amsterdam