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October 16, 2014 at 04:00 AM EDT

Watchers of the Sky

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
Unrated
runtime
120 minutes
Limited Release Date
01/20/14
performer
Benjamin Ferencz, Raphael Lemkin, Luis Moreno-Ocampo
director
Edet Belzberg
genre
Documentary
We gave it an A-

After the horrors of the Holocaust, the world said: ”Never forget.” Yet the specter of ethnic cleansing keeps recurring like a nightmare we can’t awaken from. Edet Belzberg’s fiery documentary about the Polish-Jewish lawyer Raphael Lemkin, who coined the term ”genocide” after WWII, is an impassioned call to conscience about the tragedies in Bosnia, Rwanda, and Darfur, mixing harrowing news footage, ghostly animation, and testimonies from Lemkin’s modern-day disciples. Tough to watch, but essential. A-

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