War Don Don

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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. -- (C) Official Site

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  • [An] extremely well-made documentary.

    Feb 4, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Cohen's unusually lucid documentary plays against type: It dares to see the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) rebel leader Issa Sesay as something like human, rather than an embodiment of pure evil.

    Feb 4, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • ...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.

    Oct 29, 2010 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Oct 4, 2010 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Aug 26, 2010 | Full Review…

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