Docu­men­tary about a lawyer in South Sudan who wants to try the people respon­sible for the atroc­i­ties during the civil war. But his coun­trymen mainly want to forget the past.
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?

Title: A Haunting History
Year: 2016
Duration : 1 hour, 8 minutes
Category: Short Documentary
Edition: NFF 2016


Gouden Kalf nominees

Beste Korte Documentaire (2016)
Ilse van Velzen
Beste Korte Documentaire (2016)
Femke van Velzen

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