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Louisville Jewish Film Festival – Prosecuting Evil: The Extraordinary World of Ben Ferencz
February 23, 2020 @ 2:00 pm
Prosecuting Evil: The Extraordinary World of Ben Ferencz
Profile of the diminutive, unsung hero who put Nazis on trial at Nuremberg. Born in Transylvania before his family fled to the United States, Ferencz grew up in a tough New York City neighborhood, persevering as a gifted law student, then enlisting in the Army in World War II. At 27, he was thrust upon the world stage as chief prosecutor in the historic Nuremberg Trials. His crusade for a new justice system based on tolerance and compassion led to the formation of the International Criminal Court in The Hague.
Canada, 88 minutes
The Driver is Red, a 15 minute short will be shown before the film.
Speaker: Corey Shapiro, Legal Director of the ACLU of Kentucky
Nominee for the Best Canadian Feature Film and Audience Award for Best Documentary Atlanta Jewish Film Festival.