Sunday 12th of May | 4:00 p.m. | POLIN Museum
Debate: The national hero is a war criminal. How to fight impunity? after the screening of “The Trial of Ratko Mladić” by Henry Singer and Rob Miller
In Polish and English
Partner: Amnesty International Poland
After years in hiding, Ratko Mladić, commander of the armed forces of the Bosnian Serbs, was finally brought before the Hague Tribunal in 2012. After 530 days of the trial he was found responsible for the crime of genocide in Srebrenica. The film features stories of victims and witnesses, but also shows the point of view of Mladić’s supporters. It raises questions about the activities of the International Criminal Tribunal for former Yugoslavia, accused of bias by all sides of the Balkan conflict.
Is the prosecution of criminals effective? What are the consequences for local communities affected by tragedies? What turns war villains into national heroes and how to fight impunity under such conditions?
Draginja Nadaždin - director of Amnesty International Poland
Alan Tieger – lawyer, prosecutor, UCLA and Santa Clara University graduate. He served as a federal prosecutor at the US Department of Justice from 1987 to 1994. Tieger worked at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in 1994-1996. In 2001 he served as prosecutor in the trial of Ratko Mladić. He appears in the film.
Henry Singer – co-director and co-producer of “The Trial of Ratko Mladić”. Received – or at least was nominated to – every significant award for British documentary filmmakers (including the BAFTA, Royal Television Society, Grierson, Broadcast, Broadcasting Press Guild, Televisual, and Emmy awards).
Rob Miller – co-director and co-producer of “The Trial of Ratko Mladić”. Prior to beginning his documentary career, Miller had been a human rights activist. He has 15 years of experience in making documentaries for the BBC and Channel Four.