“War Don Don” Film Screening & Director Talkback
- Rebecca Richman Cohen Lecturer, Harvard Law School
After ten years of violent civil war, Sierra Leoneans were relieved in 2002 when the brutal war was over (exclaimed as “war don don” in the Krio language), but the painful memories of murder, systematic rape and dismemberment remained.
WAR DON DON, directed by first-time filmmaker Rebecca Richman Cohen, follows the war crimes trial of Revolutionary United Front (RUF) rebel leader Issa Sesay, exploring the complex relationship between individual accountability, collective reconciliation and the limits of international justice.
Richman Cohen will join us via video conference for a post-screening discussion. Popcorn will be provided! We hope to see you there!