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War Don Don (2010)

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In the heart of Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone, United Nations soldiers guard a heavily fortified building known as the "special court." Inside, Issa Sesay awaits his trial. Prosecutors say Sesay is a war criminal, guilty of heinous crimes against humanity. His defenders say he is a reluctant fighter who protected civilians and played a crucial role in bringing peace to Sierra Leone. With unprecedented access to prosecutors, defense attorneys, victims, and, from behind bars, Sesay himself, WAR DON DON puts international justice on trial for the world to see - finding that in some cases the past is not just painful, it is also opaque. --© Official Site
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NR
Genre:
Documentary , Special Interest
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Critic Reviews for War Don Don

All Critics (4)

...virtually gives you an insider's seat in the courtroom and lets you experience some of the ambiguities inherent in what at first seems to be an open-and-shut case.

Full Review… | October 18, 2012
PopMatters

...virtually gives you an insider's seat in the courtroom and lets you experience some of the ambiguities inherent in what at first seems to be an open-and-shut case.

Full Review… | October 29, 2010
Playback:stl

Again and again, this remarkable documentary raises questions about recording per se, with shots of the courtroom camera and TV screens. Mediated and multiply framed, truth remains elusive.

Full Review… | October 4, 2010
PopMatters

A powerful look behind what amounted to a kangaroo court war crimes tribunal funded and prosecuted by the USA, a country with blood on its hands.

Full Review… | August 26, 2010
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Audience Reviews for War Don Don

11/19/15 Netflix War Don Don (the war is over) continues the tradition of documentaries being a favorite genre. They educate, illuminate and bring compelling stories that other media do not. This is another example of a poor African country being ravaged by a guerrilla war full of bad actors and atrocities. Seems like the story of practically every country on the continent. Is Sesay a war criminal or a hero, their is a verdict but the film makers also let you decide as they show his trial.

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