Documentary shows sacrifices of women who were victims

Javelina Student Engagement Center - 01/29/18 - 02/06/18

Contact: Julie Navejar or 361-593-2590

“In 1997, an underdog group of lawyers and activists prosecuted rape as a crime against humanity. This is the against-the-odds story of their fight for the first conviction—and the women who braved witness assassinations to testify.”

This story is told in the documentary, The Uncondemned, which will be shown at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 6, at the Javelina Student Engagement Center (JSEC) on the campus of Texas A&M University-Kingsville. There will be a discussion following the film.

The film is sponsored by the Multicultural Heritage Committee and it is being shown in honor of Black Heritage Month. This year’s theme for Black Heritage Month is African Americans in Times of War.

This documentary contains mature subject matter. Parental discretion is advised.

The Uncondemned tells the story of the first prosecution of rape as a crime against humanity as they related to war crimes committed in Bosnia and Rwanda. The leaders of the prosecution made their way into judicial history. No one was sure they could bring sexual violence into the first genocide in history, but then three women came forward and the world of criminal justice changed forever.

For more information, call 361-593-2760.