Friday, November 4, 2011

Moving the World: An Evening with Luis Moreno-Ocampo, Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court
November 6, 2011, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Norris Cinema Theatre/Frank Sinatra Hall
The School of Cinematic Arts and the Gould School of Law invite you to attend

Moving the World:

An Evening with Luis Moreno-Ocampo

A conversation with Luis Moreno-Ocampo, Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, who will discuss the interplay between cinema, justice and global change in a rare open forum with Ted Braun, Writer-Director of Darfur Now and Associate Professor at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts. They will explore how the next generation of filmmakers can engage audiences in questions of genocide and crimes against humanity to help prevent these terrible crimes before they start. 
Followed by a panel discussion with Sid Sheinberg, Former President and COO of Universal Pictures and currently Vice Chair of Human Rights Watch; Dr. Stephen D. Smith, USC Shoah Foundation Institute Executive Director; and USC Alumnus Jedediah Jenkins, Directory of Ideology for the documentary-based social action group Invisible Children.
Hannah Garry, Director of the Human Rights Clinic at USC’s Gould School of Law, will open the evening with a presentation on the transformative role of the ICC in international justice.

5:00 - 7:00 P.M. on Sunday, November 6th, 2011
   

About the Event

Appointed as the first Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court in June 2003, Argentinean Luis Moreno-Ocampo has investigated atrocities around the globe and led the nascent institution through its formative years. Since taking office, he has brought cases involving genocide in Darfur, sexual enslavement and the abduction of child soldiers by the Lords Resistance Army in Uganda, and the incitement of election violence and crimes against humanity in Kenya. He has secured arrest warrants for two sitting heads of state, Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi of Libya and President Omar Al Bashir of Sudan, won the confidence of the United Nations Security Council who most recently turned to his office to respond to war crimes as they were unfolding in Libya, and made the Court a force in shaping events around the world. Few contemporary figures in international justice are of comparable global stature.


R. Dallaire, L. Moreno-Ocampo and T. Braun
Join us on Sunday evening, November 6, as the Prosecutor engages in a conversation about ways in which cinema can be used to transform the global narrative and prevent mass crimes of the sort his office prosecutes - genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. Mr. Moreno-Ocampo, one of the subjects of the 2007 Warner Brothers-Participant Media feature documentary Darfur Now, will speak with the writer-director of that film, USC School of Cinematic Arts Associate Professor Ted Braun, about cinema's possibilities and responsibilities as a global storytelling medium. 


L. Moreno-Ocampo, S. Sheinberg, R. Dallaire, J. Jenkins, T. Braun, S. Smith


This conversation - interspersed with film clips - will be followed by a panel discussion with Sid Sheinberg, former President and COO of Universal Pictures and currently Vice Chair of Human Rights Watch, Dr. Stephen Smith, Director of USC's Shoah Foundation and USC Alumnus Jedediah Jenkins of the documentary-based social action group Invisible Children. Hannah Garry, Director of the Human Rights Clinic at USC’s Gould School of Law, will open the evening with a presentation on the transformative role of the ICC in international justice. After the discussion, the Prosecutor will take questions from the audience in the hope of stimulating the next generation of filmmakers to engage issues of international justice, social responsibility and our shared humanity.

This special event is sponsored by USC’s School of Cinematic Arts and The Gould School of Law.