From Arusha to Arusha

From Arusha to Arusha

A film by Christophe Gargot

2008 France - Documentary


More than 60 years ago, in the city of Nuremberg, the trial of 22 nazi high dignitaries suspected of war crimes and crimes against humanity started Nov. 20th 1945 to end Oct. 1st 1946. A court of exception that prefigured one of the milestones of modern politics: the rise of international criminal justice.In Arusha, Tanzania, at the bottom of the Kilimandjaro mountains, The court of Nuremberg gave birth to the International Criminal Court for Rwanda. Since the UNO voted Resolution 955 on Nov. 8, 1994, the ICCR is comissioned to judge the people responsible of the genocide that took place in Rwanda the same year, which, within a period of three months, made almost a million victims, mostly Tutsis, before the blind eye of the international community.A look back at the diplomatic work of one singular justice through demonstrative procedures, among which the trial of Theoneste Bagosora, a retired general of the Rwanda Armed Forces, supposedly responsible for the genocide, who's defense ended more than 12 years after his arrest. We'll also study the trial of Georges Ruggiu, ex-belgian social educator, lost in Kigali, who became a heartly terror propagandist on the " Radio Television Libre des Milles Collines ".

  • crew

    • Producer
    • Christophe Goujeon (Atopic)
  • infos

    • Running time
    • 115'