With his provocative question, “why is the killing of a million a lesser crime than the killing of an individual?” Raphael Lemkin changed the course of history.

Watchers of the Sky

Documentary | 2014

Cast

Samantha Power, Luis Moreno-Ocampo

Synopsis

With his provocative question, “why is the killing of a million a lesser crime than the killing of an individual?” Raphael Lemkin changed the course of history. An extraordinary testament to one man’s perseverance, the Sundance award-winning film Watchers of the Sky examines the life and legacy of the Polish-Jewish lawyer and linguist who coined the term genocide.

Producers

Edet Belzberg, Amelia Green-Dove, Kerry Propper

Director

Edet Belzberg

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Official Selection, Mar del Plata Film Festival 2014
Official Selection, Denver International Film Festival 2014
Official Selection, Red Rock Film Festival 2014
Official Selection, Cork International Film Festival 2014
Official Selection, Boston Jewish Film Festival 2014
Official Selection, Warsaw Jewish Film Festival 2014
Official Selection, Milwaukee Film Festival 2014
Official Selection, Bergen International Film Festival 2014
Official Selection, Nantucket Film Festival 2014
Official Selection, Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2014
Official Selection, Sydney Film Festival 2014
Winner, Jonathan Daniels Award for Best Documentary Monadnock Int. Film Fetival
Winner, Ostrovsky Award Jerusalem Film Festival
Winner, Editing Award Sundance Film Festival, 2014
Winner, U.S. Documentary Special Jury Prize for Animation Sundance Film Festival