Entertainment Weekly

Stay Connected

Subscribe

Advertise With Us

Learn More

Skip to content
Oscars 2017
Everything you need to knowDon't Miss It

Article

Watchers of the Sky

Posted on

Everett Collection

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-

Comments