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Prosecuting Evil (2018)

A portrait of Ben Ferencz, the last surviving Nuremberg Trial prosecutor, who continues to wage his lifelong crusade in the fight for law and peace.


Barry Avrich


Barry Avrich
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Credited cast:
Benjamin Ferencz ... Self - Nuremberg Prosecutor
Christian Wenaweser Christian Wenaweser ... Self - Permanent Representative of Liechtenstein to the U.N.
David Scheffer David Scheffer ... Self - Former U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues
Alan Dershowitz ... Self - Lawyer & Author (as Alan M. Dershowitz)
Don Ferencz Don Ferencz ... Self - Lawyer & Human Rights Advocate
Richard Dicker Richard Dicker ... Self - Director, Human Rights Watch International Justice Program
Christoph Safferling Christoph Safferling ... Self - Professor, Department of Criminal Law University of Erloangen-Nuremberg
Henrike Claussen Henrike Claussen ... Self - Director, Memorium Nuremberg Trials Nuremberg Museum
Wesley Clark ... Self - U.S. Army (as General Wesley Clark)
Rosalie Abella Rosalie Abella ... Self - Supreme Court of Canada (as Justice Rosalie Abella)
William Pace William Pace ... Self - Executive Director, World Federalist Movement
Fatou Bensouda Fatou Bensouda ... Self - Chief Prosecutor, International Criminal Court
Sam Sasan Shoamanesh Sam Sasan Shoamanesh ... Self - Chief de Cabinet to the Prosecutor, International Criminal Court
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert H. Jackson Robert H. Jackson ... Self - Chief American Prosecutor (archive footage)
Telford Taylor Telford Taylor ... Self - Lawyer (archive footage)


A portrait of Ben Ferencz, the last surviving Nuremberg Trial prosecutor, who continues to wage his lifelong crusade in the fight for law and peace.

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Benjamin Berell Ferencz (born March 11, 1920) is an American lawyer. He was an investigator of Nazi war crimes after World War II and the chief prosecutor for the United States Army at the Einsatzgruppen Trial, one of the 12 military trials held by the U.S. authorities at Nuremberg, Germany. Later, he became an advocate of the establishment of an international rule of law and of an International Criminal Court. From 1985 to 1996, he was adjunct professor of international law at Pace University. See more »

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Interesting insight into the evolution of international law...
17 November 2019 | by CinemaSerfSee all my reviews

Fascinating retrospective of a man and of a story that ought to be compulsory viewing in schools. There is something both aspirational and humble about Ben Ferencz and his tireless efforts since after the end of WWII to help establish an international standard of jurisprudence. We hear from him and see him in what could only be described as his "modest" home and it all lends to his credibility as a genuine humanitarian. The use of archive is sparing and therefore seems, somehow, more potent. More of an observation, than a criticism: but I would have liked to have seen a broader range of contributors here - especially from the nations (e.g. France and the UK) with long-established commitments to justice both domestically and overseas . Partly to further cement Ferencz' own contribution but also to emphasise the truly collaborative nature of many of his achievements. At times the editorial narrative does come across as a bit too US-centric

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22 February 2019 (USA) See more »

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