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Faculty of Law to host the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court for a special, free screening of “Prosecutor”

November 2, 2011

Panel discussion to follow includes Stephen Lewis, Canadian diplomat and international envoy for humanitarian efforts

TORONTO, ON – The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, Luis Moreno-Ocampo, and Canadian diplomat Stephen Lewis, will appear at a special free public screening of the new documentary Prosecutor” on Monday, November 14th, at the Isabel Bader Theatre at the University of Toronto.  This is the first public screening of the film, which it is being generously sponsored by the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, including its International Human Rights Program (IHRP).

“We are thrilled to be sponsoring this event,” said Renu Mandhane, Director of the IHRP. “It provides a unique opportunity for our students to hear from one of the most prominent figures in international law today. It is really a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness two leading world figures speak candidly about law and justice.”

“Prosecutor” is a feature documentary that follows Moreno-Ocampo during the first year of trials at the ICC, and explores the controversies surrounding the Court and its charismatic lead prosecutor. The film was produced by White Pine Pictures and the National Film Board of Canada, with TVO, and was directed by Barry Stevens. Stevens followed Moreno-Ocampo to The Hague, New York and through some of Africa’s most dangerous regions. “We all want to see people who commit genocide brought to justice, and our behind-the-scenes film follows Moreno-Ocampo trying to do just that. The Toronto screening is going to be particularly interesting; the Ghaddafi warrants have really put the spotlight on the ICC and Moreno-Ocampo.”

Following the film, the audience can ask questions in a panel discussion featuring:

Luis Moreno-Ocampo, Stephen Lewis, Renu Mandhane, Director of the International Human Rights Program at the Faculty of Law;

Barry Stevens, Director of “Prosecutor” and Erna Paris, acclaimed author of numerous books on international justice

WHAT:                       FREE public screening of “Prosecutor”

WHEN:                      Mon. November 14, 6:30 pm (doors open at 5:45 pm, general seating only)

WHERE:                    Isabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles St. West, Toronto (Museum subway stop)

For further information about the Faculty of Law events on November 14th, please contact:

Lucianna Ciccocioppo, Director, External Relations

University of Toronto Faculty of Law

416-946-0334 / lucianna.ciccocioppo@utoronto.ca

http://www.law.utoronto.ca/

Renu Mandhane, Director,

International Human Rights Program (IHRP)

416-946-8730 / renu.mandhane@utoronto.ca

http://www.utorontoihrp.com/

 

For further information about the film, please contact:

Davida Gregor, Publicist, White Pine Pictures

416-703-5580  / davida@whitepinepictures.com

Mobile: 647-300-6223

www.whitepinepictures.com

Barry Stevens, Director of Prosecutor

(416) 419-3167 / barry@barrystevens.net