A Haunting History

Ilse van Velzen, Femke van Velzen Short documentary - 2016 - 68 min.
Twelve plus
Fear

Gouden Kalf-nominatie

Beste Korte Documentaire Femke van VelzenIlse van Velzen

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Documentary about an ambitious lawyer who returns to his native South Sudan after completing his Law studies in England. Haunted by the traumatic acts of war that struck him as a child, he clings to the conviction that the law is the only true guide in bringing peace to the country. But when a new civil war erupts, the lawyer discovers that his countrymen hold conflicting views. How can he try the people responsible for the atrocities during the civil war if people mainly want to forget the painful past?

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