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SELECTED DVDs and Videotapes in the Rutgers Libraries

War Crimes DVDs

Between two fires torture and displacement in Northern Uganda c2006

Francis Odongyoo, Stephen Lamony, Hakima Abbas, Human Rights Focus, and Witness (Organization)

"Through the personal stories of IDP (Internally Displaced Persons) torture survivors, Between Two Fires advocates for official acknowledgment of abuses, redress for torture survivors, and the strengthening of national mechanisms to end the use of torture"--Container. 1 videodisc (14 min.)

MEDIA 10-1818

 

Father Roy inside the school of assassins 2005?

Describes the extraordinary life and daring actions of Fr. Roy Bourgeois and his struggle to find and reveal the truth about torture training at the U.S. Army School of the Americas (SOA), and the growing efforts by grassroots activists and Congress to shut it down. 1 videodisc (56 min.)

MEDIA 10-4380

 

Ghosts of Abu Ghraib c2007

Rory Kennedy, Jack Youngelson, Liz Garbus, HBO Documentary Films, Moxie Firecracker Films, Inc, HBO Video (Firm), and Fledgling Fund

Interviews with perpetrators, witnesses, and victims examining the abuses that occurred in the fall of 2003 at the notorious Iraqi prison. Probes the psychology of how typical American men and women came to commit these atrocious acts. 1 videodisc (ca. 78 min.)

MEDIA 10-1262

 

In search of international justice 2006

Judy Jackson, Judy Films Inc, History Television, and Bullfrog Films

Discusses the evolution of the International Criminal Court (ICC), the world's first, permanent, international judicial body capable of prosecuting individuals accused of genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity when national courts are unable or unwilling to do so. The film travels to Kosovo, northern Uganda, Iraq, Rwanda and Darfur, focusing on offenses that have or could have fallen under the ICC's jurisdiction. The film also discusses the United States' current opposition to the ICC. 1 videodisc (67 min.)

MEDIA 10-1252

 

Judgment at Nuremberg c2004

Judy Garland, Burt Lancaster, Spencer Tracy, Stanley Kramer, Abby Mann, Richard Widmark, Montgomery Clift, Marlene Dietrich, United Artists Corporation, and MGM Home Entertainment Inc

Presents a fictionalized account of a war crimes trial of four eminent Nazi judges at Nuremberg, Germany, after World War II. Provides insight into Nazi brutality and raises questions about freedom of choice, loyalty to one's country, and responsibility to mankind. 1 videodisc (DVD) (186 min.)

MEDIA 10-1869

 

The last ghost of war c2007

Thaai Qua oc Phoam, Janet Gardner, Ruth Schell, Kevin Kline, Center for Asian American Media, and Filmakers Library, inc

Thirty years after the end of the Vietnam War, children at the Tu Du Hospital in Saigon are among several millions diagnosed by the Vietnamese as victims of Agent Orange. In this documentary, we meet several who are plaintiffs in a class action suit against 32 U.S. chemical companies. Attorneys, activists, scientists, and a military historian take us to a new battlefield. These Vietnamese victims are seeking compensation and justice. The question is were these dioxin-laden herbicides chemical weapons? And if so, who should be held accountable in the wake of what was allegedly the largest chemical warfare operation in history? 1 videodisc (53 min.)

MEDIA 10-1573

 

The Nuremberg trials c2006

Michael Kloft, Joe Morton, Spiegel TV, and PBS Home Video

This American Experience production draws upon rare archival material and eyewitness accounts to re-create the dramatic tribunal that defines trial procedure for state criminals to this day. 1 videodisc (ca. 60 min.)

MEDIA 10-2074

 

Prosecutor 2011

"The first main prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Luis Moreno-Ocampo indicted people who were accused of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes as defined in international treaties. Prosecutor follows Moreno-Ocampo during his first trial against Congolese army leader Thomas Lubanga, accused of war crimes. The film retraces the history of the controversial Criminal Court and sheds light on the international criticism and problems that a prosecutor without any police power has to face."--Web. 1 videodisc (95 min.)

MEDIA 10-4157

 

Rabbit in the moon c2004

Emiko Omori, Chizuko Omori, and Wabi-Sabi Productions (Firm)

A documentary/memoir about the 120,000 Japanese American who were imprisoned in the Japanese American internment camps during WWII. 1 videodisc (85 min.)

MEDIA         MEDIA 10-1462             2-6412

 

Refugees in Africa another quiet emergency c2006

Don Cheadle

"The day-to-day struggle for dignity and survival that goes on in refugee camps remains invisible to most of the world. In this ABC News program, actor Don Cheadle travels to Uganda to focus media attention on the plight of innocent people -- specially children -- displaced and endangered by war. Cheadle visits a rehabilitation center for boys and girls kidnapped by the Lord's Resistance Army, the militia that has battled the Ugandan government for 20 years, and sheds light on the rebels' practice of enslavement and forced prostitution. A camp for "night commuters," or young people who sleep away from their homes to avoid capture, further emphasizes Africa's crisis."--Container. 1 videodisc (22 min.)

MEDIA 10-1289

 

Srebrenica looking for justice 2007?

Amanda Feldon, Television Trust for the Environment, and Bullfrog Films

Examines the massacre at Srebrenica on its 10th anniversary and the attempts to bring those responsible to justice. 1 videodisc (23 min.)

MEDIA 10-1307

 

Taxi to the dark side c2007

Alex Gibney and X-Ray Productions

Over one hundred prisoners have died in suspicious circumstances in U.S. custody during the 'war on terror'. Taxi to the dark side takes an in depth look at one case: an innocent Afghan taxi driver called Dilawar who was wrongly arrested and sent to Bagram Prison. Five days after his arrest, Dilawar died in his isolation cell. His death came within a week of another death of a Bagram detainee. An investigation revealed that Dilawar was a victim of homicide - killed as a result of brutal beatings by U.S. soldiers. 1 videodisc (106 min.)

MEDIA. MEDIA 10-1527      10-1730

 

The unforgiven c2008

Emily Marlow, Steve Bradshaw, Joshua Milton Blahyi, Television Trust for the Environment, and Bullfrog Films

A biography of Joshua Milton Blahyi (aka: General Butt Naked), an ex-warlord whose war crimes during the First Liberian Civil War included mass murder and cannibalism.  Blahyi is now an evangelical pastor working for political reconciliation throughout Africa. 1 videodisc (27 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2754

 

Waltz with Bashir 2009

Ari Folman, Serge Lalou, Bridgit Folman Film Gang (Firm), Films d'ici (Firm), Razor Filmproduktion, ARTE France, Independent Television Service, Sony Pictures Classics (Firm), Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm), and Noga Communications

An animated motion picture based on events in the director's own life, involving his attempts to both remember and verify his wartime experiences. After not being able to recall the time he spent on an Israeli Army mission during the Lebanon War, Ari attempts to unravel the mystery by traveling around the world to interview old friends and comrades. As the pieces of the puzzle begin to come together, his memory begins to return in illustrations that are surreal. At the end of the animated film is a very short part of the film that shows real people dead and alive. 1 videodisc (ca. 90 min.)

MEDIA 10-1724

 

War don don c2010

Rebecca Richman Cohen, Francisco Bello, New Day Films, Racing Horse Productions, Salone Films, and Naked Edge Films (Firm)

Documents the trial of Issa Sesay, former general of the Revolutionary United Front (RUF), accused of war crimes in the Special Court for Sierra Leone.  The film explores perspectives of prosecutors, defense attorneys, victims, and Sesay himself, revealing conflicting views of Sesay and his actions.  While prosecutors regard him as a war criminal, defenders see him as a protector of civilians who played an important role in bringing peace to Sierra Leone. 1 videodisc (85 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3493

 

Weapon of war confession of rape in Congo c2009

"In no other country has sexual violence matched the scale of brutality reached in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). During nearly two decades of conflicts between rebels and government forces, an estimated 150,000 Congolese women and girls fell victim to mass rape. That figure continues to rise. WEAPON OF WAR, an award-winning film honored by Amnesty International, journeys to the heart of this crisis, where we meet its perpetrators. In personal interviews, soldiers and former combatants provide openhearted but shocking testimony about rape in the DRC. Despite differing views on causes or criminal status, all reveal how years of conflict, as well as discrimination against women, have normalized brutal sexual violence. We also see former rapists struggling to change their own or others' behavior, and reintegrate into their communities."-- Women Make Movies web site. 1 videodisc (59 min.)

MEDIA 10-5668

 

Winter soldier 2006

Winterfilm (Firm), Vietnam Veterans Against the War, Milliarium Zero, and New Yorker Video (Firm)

Vietnam veterans speak about atrocities committed upon Vietnamese soldiers and civilians during their time in the U.S. armed forces in Vietnam. 1 videodisc (95 min.)

MEDIA 10-495

 

The Yes Men fix the world c2009

Mike Bonanno, Andy Bichlbaum, Doro Bachrach, Ruth Charny, Laura Nix, Reggie Watts, Yes Men (Activist group), ARTE France, Common Decency, LLC, and Bullfrog Films

The Yes Men again pull off one bold prank after another in an effort to raise political consciousness. Posing as top executives of giant corporations, they lie their way into big business conferences and pull off the world's most outrageous pranks. 1 videodisc (87 min.)

MEDIA 10-1995

 

War Crimes

Between two fires torture and displacement in Northern Uganda c2006

Francis Odongyoo, Stephen Lamony, Hakima Abbas, Human Rights Focus, and Witness (Organization)

"Through the personal stories of IDP (Internally Displaced Persons) torture survivors, Between Two Fires advocates for official acknowledgment of abuses, redress for torture survivors, and the strengthening of national mechanisms to end the use of torture"--Container. 1 videodisc (14 min.)

MEDIA 10-1818

 

Ghosts of Abu Ghraib c2007

Rory Kennedy, Jack Youngelson, Liz Garbus, HBO Documentary Films, Moxie Firecracker Films, Inc, HBO Video (Firm), and Fledgling Fund

Interviews with perpetrators, witnesses, and victims examining the abuses that occurred in the fall of 2003 at the notorious Iraqi prison. Probes the psychology of how typical American men and women came to commit these atrocious acts. 1 videodisc (ca. 78 min.)

MEDIA 10-1262

 

In search of international justice 2006

Judy Jackson, Judy Films Inc, History Television, and Bullfrog Films

Discusses the evolution of the International Criminal Court (ICC), the world's first, permanent, international judicial body capable of prosecuting individuals accused of genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity when national courts are unable or unwilling to do so. The film travels to Kosovo, northern Uganda, Iraq, Rwanda and Darfur, focusing on offenses that have or could have fallen under the ICC's jurisdiction. The film also discusses the United States' current opposition to the ICC. 1 videodisc (67 min.)

MEDIA 10-1252

 

Interviews with My Lai veterans 198-?

Joseph Strick and Richard Hammer

Shows interviews with five American soldiers who are My Lai veterans about what occurred there March 6, 1968, and how they feel about it. 1 videocassette (27 min.)

MEDIA D-119

 

Judgement at Nuremberg 1983

Stanley Kramer

Courtroom drama which recreates the post-World War II trials of Nazi officials, centering on the trial of four accused of war crimes. 2 videocassettes (178 min.)

MEDIA. MEDIA 2-143 cassette 1 2-144 cassette 2

 

Judgment at Nuremberg c2004

Judy Garland, Burt Lancaster, Spencer Tracy, Stanley Kramer, Abby Mann, Richard Widmark, Montgomery Clift, Marlene Dietrich, United Artists Corporation, and MGM Home Entertainment Inc

Presents a fictionalized account of a war crimes trial of four eminent Nazi judges at Nuremberg, Germany, after World War II. Provides insight into Nazi brutality and raises questions about freedom of choice, loyalty to one's country, and responsibility to mankind. 1 videodisc (DVD) (186 min.)

MEDIA 10-1869

 

The last ghost of war c2007

Thaai Qua oc Phoam, Janet Gardner, Ruth Schell, Kevin Kline, Center for Asian American Media, and Filmakers Library, inc

Thirty years after the end of the Vietnam War, children at the Tu Du Hospital in Saigon are among several millions diagnosed by the Vietnamese as victims of Agent Orange. In this documentary, we meet several who are plaintiffs in a class action suit against 32 U.S. chemical companies. Attorneys, activists, scientists, and a military historian take us to a new battlefield. These Vietnamese victims are seeking compensation and justice. The question is were these dioxin-laden herbicides chemical weapons? And if so, who should be held accountable in the wake of what was allegedly the largest chemical warfare operation in history? 1 videodisc (53 min.)

MEDIA 10-1573

 

The legacy of Nuremberg 1995, 1996

Joan Bakewell, Desmond Tutu, Jacques Vergès, Christian Tomuschat, David Cesarani, Anna Laura Malago, and Steve Smith

Using archival material and footage, the program explores some of the major issues raised by the prosecution of war criminals.  Among the experts discussing the influence of the Nuremberg trials are Simon Wiesenthal, Lord Shawcross, and Richard Goldstone. 1 videocassette (50 min.)

MEDIA 2-3425

 

Long night's journey into day 2000

Helen Mirren, Deborah Hoffmann, and Frances Reid

Follows four cases over a two-year period that were brought before South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission which investigates the crimes of apartheid, by bringing together victims and perpetrators to relive South Africa's brutal history. In so doing South Africa is showing the rest of the world that even the most bitter conflicts can be addressed through honesty and communication, providing the most definitive record of one of the most ambitious and innovative attempts at social reconciliation without precedent in human history. 1 videocassette (95 min.)

MEDIA 2-5338

 

Nanjing nightmares 2000

Murray MacDonald, Gerald B Sperling, Junjun Chi, Fangfang Guo, and Maggie Siggins

This documentary recounts the historical events leading up to the terrifying occupation: the growth of China's capital city, Nanjing; the expansionist ambitions resistance by the Chinese army in the defense of Shanghai. 1 videocassette (45 min.)

MEDIA 2-6014

 

Nuremberg 1997

Stephen Trombley, Bruce Eadie, and James Faulkner

Entirely composed of historical footage, including some newly discovered archival films, this documentary covers the trials against war criminals which were convened in Nuremberg after World War II. 1 videocassette (50 min.)

MEDIA 2-6032

 

Rabbit in the moon c2004

Emiko Omori, Chizuko Omori, and Wabi-Sabi Productions (Firm)

A documentary/memoir about the 120,000 Japanese American who were imprisoned in the Japanese American internment camps during WWII. 1 videodisc (85 min.)

MEDIA         MEDIA 10-1462             2-6412

 

Refugees in Africa another quiet emergency c2006

Don Cheadle

"The day-to-day struggle for dignity and survival that goes on in refugee camps remains invisible to most of the world. In this ABC News program, actor Don Cheadle travels to Uganda to focus media attention on the plight of innocent people -- specially children -- displaced and endangered by war. Cheadle visits a rehabilitation center for boys and girls kidnapped by the Lord's Resistance Army, the militia that has battled the Ugandan government for 20 years, and sheds light on the rebels' practice of enslavement and forced prostitution. A camp for "night commuters," or young people who sleep away from their homes to avoid capture, further emphasizes Africa's crisis."--Container. 1 videodisc (22 min.)

MEDIA 10-1289

 

Remember My Lai 1989

Judy Woodruff, Kevin Sim, and Will Lyman

Explores the legacy of the massacre that shattered American pride and illusions about the Vietnam War.  Interviews recount the actions of American servicemen, including their indiscriminate violence.  The few remaining Vietnamese survivors share their personal experiences and pay homage to their relatives who died in the village.  Examines the cover-up stories, the investigations and court-martials, and the memories of the savagery. 1 videocassette (58 min.)

MEDIA 2-1159

 

Safe haven c1996

Deborah Davies, Ilan Ziv, David Weiland, Tamouz Media, Reuters Television, IKON Televisie, France 2 cinéma, Channel Four (Great Britain), and First Run/Icarus Films

The program explores the extent to which United Nations officials and commanders in Bosnia put the safety of their troops ahead of their responsibility to the civilians in Srebrenica. Although Srebrenica was designated as a United Nations safe haven, the Serbian forces aparently massacred Bosnian Moslems after they captured the city in July, 1995. 1 videocassette (39 min.)

MEDIA 2-6750

 

Srebrenica looking for justice 2007?

Amanda Feldon, Television Trust for the Environment, and Bullfrog Films

Examines the massacre at Srebrenica on its 10th anniversary and the attempts to bring those responsible to justice. 1 videodisc (23 min.)

MEDIA 10-1307

 

State of fear a film 2005

Paco De Onís, Peter Kinoy, Pamela Yates , Karen Duffy, Peru, Comisión de la Verdad y Reconciliación, Skylight Pictures (Firm), and New Day Films

The Peruvian Truth and Reconciliation Commission's official report chronicles the atrocities of both sides during the twenty year war between Abimael Guzman's revolutionary "Shining path" Indian guerrilla movement and the establishment governments. 1 videodisc (94 min.)

DANA 258

 

Taxi to the dark side c2007

Alex Gibney and X-Ray Productions

Over one hundred prisoners have died in suspicious circumstances in U.S. custody during the 'war on terror'. Taxi to the dark side takes an in depth look at one case: an innocent Afghan taxi driver called Dilawar who was wrongly arrested and sent to Bagram Prison. Five days after his arrest, Dilawar died in his isolation cell. His death came within a week of another death of a Bagram detainee. An investigation revealed that Dilawar was a victim of homicide - killed as a result of brutal beatings by U.S. soldiers. 1 videodisc (106 min.)

MEDIA. MEDIA 10-1527      10-1730

 

The torture question c2005

Michael Kirk, Will Lyman, Jim Gilmore, Kirk Documentary Group, WGBH Educational Foundation, and PBS Video

The program traces how decisions made in Washington, D.C. in the immediate aftermath of September 11th  led to a robust interrogation policy that laid the groundwork for prisoner abuse in Afghanistan, Guantanamo Bay, and Iraq. The program provides the context for understanding how the rules were confused, how lines of authority were blurred, and what happens when the authorization of "coercive interrogation" makes it way into the battle zone. The program focuses on the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq as a case study in prisoner abuse. 1 videodisc (approx. 90 min.)

DANA 205

 

The trial of Adolf Eichmann 1997

Daniel B Polin, Kenneth Mandel, and David Brinkley

Presents a complete account of the trial of Adolph Eichmann. Shows a detailed exposition of the events leading to the Holocaust as well as the tragedy of a man who thought obedience to an order exonerated him from responsibility for unbelievable crimes. 2 videocassettes (116 min.)

MEDIA. MEDIA 2-4225 cassette 1 2-4226 cassette 2

 

Waltz with Bashir 2009

Ari Folman, Serge Lalou, Bridgit Folman Film Gang (Firm), Films d'ici (Firm), Razor Filmproduktion, ARTE France, Independent Television Service, Sony Pictures Classics (Firm), Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm), and Noga Communications

An animated motion picture based on events in the director's own life, involving his attempts to both remember and verify his wartime experiences. After not being able to recall the time he spent on an Israeli Army mission during the Lebanon War, Ari attempts to unravel the mystery by traveling around the world to interview old friends and comrades. As the pieces of the puzzle begin to come together, his memory begins to return in illustrations that are surreal. At the end of the animated film is a very short part of the film that shows real people dead and alive. 1 videodisc (ca. 90 min.)

MEDIA 10-1724

 

White king, red rubber, black death c2004

Peter Bate, P Pauwels, Nick Fraser, Elie Lison, Roger May, Steve Drioson, Tahilombo Imhotop, Annette Kelly, Periscope Productions, ArtMattan Productions, British Broadcasting Corporation, History Television, Special Broadcasting Service (Australia), and DR TV (Television station : Copenhagen, Denmark)

"Describes Leopold II, King of the Belgium's [sic] private colony of the Congo between 1885 and 1908 as a gulag labor camp of shocking brutality"--Container. 1 videocassette (91 min.)

MEDIA 2-7286

 

Winter soldier 2006

Winterfilm (Firm), Vietnam Veterans Against the War, Milliarium Zero, and New Yorker Video (Firm)

Vietnam veterans speak about atrocities committed upon Vietnamese soldiers and civilians during their time in the U.S. armed forces in Vietnam. 1 videodisc (95 min.)

MEDIA 10-495

 

War Crimes - New This Year

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