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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.

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Barry Avrich

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Barry Avrich
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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 M. Dershowitz ... Self - Lawyer & Author
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
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Robert H. Jackson Robert H. Jackson ... Self - Chief American Prosecutor (archive footage)
Telford Taylor Telford Taylor ... Self - Lawyer (archive footage)
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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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Why does he deserve a documentary?
11 July 2019 | by sdavid-41660See all my reviews

Ben Ferencz was evidently a graduate of the John Lennon School of Political Simpletons. Having lived nearly a century, he can't seem to understand why we don't just all join together in a chorus of Imagine and love one another right now.

For starters, he might try asking Hamas, Hezbollah or Bashar al-Assad.

Mr. Ferencz should be commended at age 27 for prosecuting Nazi Einsatzkommandos, even though he was able to win his convictions of these relative small fry through documentary evidence alone without ever having to actually examine any witnesses. He should be slightly less commended as a soldier who spent the War by his own admission shooting down allied planes with very little remorse.

The film ends by focusing on his later years, when he devoted his life to congratulating himself for creating the ICC, an organization that has become so corrupted, the war criminals it should have been prosecuting are instead perverting it to go after the good guys.

Better to try repairing this joke of a court rather than tell us how busy he's been promoting it.


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