Why is the genocide of millions of people a lesser crime than the murder of one person?

This question was posed by Raphael Lemkin, Polish jurist and Holocaust survivor. He drafted a law in 1947 that provided for the punishment of genocide, also called genocide. Lemkin coined the term. By a vote of 55-0, the draft was adopted almost unchanged by the UN.

The documentary looks at four remarkable stories of extraordinary courage. In doing so, it gets to the bottom of the history of genocide and shows, in sometimes apocalyptic images, how this horror has occurred again and again throughout history, spread across time and continent. Among the speakers are Samantha Power, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Luis Moreno Ocampo, former Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court in The Hague, and Bemjamin Ferencz, Chief Prosecutor in the Einsatzgruppen trial, one of the successor trials to the Nuremberg Trials.


Edet Belzberg

E. Belzberg is a U.S. documentary film producer. Her works have received multiple and international film award nominations. Her film Asphalt Children in Bucharest (2001) was nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the 2002 Academy Awards.



2014: “In spirit for Freedom Award” des Jerusalem Film Festivals

2014: Sundance Film Festival Documentary Editing Award und Special Jury Prize for Use of Animation.


Date & Time
Date: 12. December 2021
Time: 8 pm
OF (Englisch) m. dt. UT
Duration: 120 Min.

USA, Rwanda, Netherlands, France, Chad
Director: Edet Belzberg
Cinematography: Edet Belzberg, Sam Cullman, Jerry Risius, Mai Iskander, Robert Richman, Martina Radwan, Nelson Walker III

Editing: Karen Sim, Jenny Golden. Music: Dougie Bowne. Production: Edet Belzberg, Karen K.H. Sim, Amelia Green-Dove, Kerry Propper, Jenny Golden. Executive producers: Stanley F. Buchthal, Dan Cogan, Lisa Kleiner Chanoff, Elizabeth Bohart.

With Samantha Power, Benjamin Ferencz, Luis Moreno-Ocampo, Emmanuel Uwurukundo

Trailer (YouTube)

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