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Canada Now 2019: Prosecuting Evil

Phoenix Cinema

28 April 2019 · 8:00pm

Phoenix Cinema, 52 High Road, East Finchley, London, N2 9PJ · Get directions

Organised by: Canada Now Film Festival

Certificate: 15

Format: DCP

Barry Avrich’s gripping new documentary tells the fascinating story of Ben Ferencz—the last surviving Nuremberg prosecutor and lifelong advocate of “law not war.” After witnessing Nazi concentration camps shortly after liberation, Ferencz became lead prosecutor in the Einsatzgruppen case at Nuremberg, which has been called the biggest murder trial in history. He was 27 years old and it was his first trial.

All 22 Nazi officials tried for murdering over a million people were convicted. Ferencz went on to advocate for restitution for Jewish victims of the Holocaust and later for the establishment of the International Criminal Court. His fight for justice for victims of atrocity crimes continues today.

CANADA NOW 2019 is a showcase of New Canadian Cinema in the UK, beginning with a series of screenings, Q&As, talks and panel discussions from the 24th – 28th April in London, featuring nine outstanding new pieces of filmmaking over one invigorating weekend in the heart of London’s West End.

From the 1st May onwards the films will begin a nationwide tour of cinemas and venues across the UK.

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