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P.O.V. The Reckoning: The Battle for the International Criminal Court

Airs Sunday, July 19 at 10:30 p.m. on KPBS TV

Credit: Susan Meiselas/Magnum Photos

Above: This documentary follows dynamic International Criminal Court ICC prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo and his team for three years across four continents as Moreno-Ocampo issues arrest warrants. Pictured: Professor Pilo inspecting a skull in the killing fields of Bogoro, Ituri, eastern Congo.

More than 120 countries have united to form the International Criminal Court (ICC) — the first permanent court created to prosecute the perpetrators, no matter how powerful, of crimes against humanity, war crimes and genocide. The Reckoning follows dynamic ICC prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo and his team for three years across four continents as he issues arrest warrants for Lord’s Resistance Army leaders in Uganda, puts Congolese warlords on trial, shakes up the Colombian justice system and charges Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir with genocide in Darfur. The Reckoning is like a deft thriller: Will the prosecutor succeed? Will the world ensure that justice prevails? An Official Selection of the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. By Peter Kinoy and Pamela Yates.

Watch the full program plus extended interviews online.

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