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Rape: A Crime of War

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It has been estimated that between 20,000 and 50,000 rapes were committed during fighting in the former Yugoslavia. From the perspective of victims, prosecutors and perpetrators, we are drawn into the horrors of rape as a weapon of war. Four women tell their story of forced confinement, rape and degradation in Bosnia and share how their experiences have influenced their perceptions of their partners, their children, society as a whole, and themselves. The rapists claim that they were acting upon a higher authority. Legal consultants at The Hague where the International Tribunal is investigating war crimes, discuss the implications of the trial of a former camp boss, the first person to be indicted for rape as a war crime. Interviews and archival footage of war crimes hearings in Nuremberg, Nanking, Bosnia and Rwanda are interspersed with images of Western art and culture which have romanticized, eroticized and legitimized rape. Due to the sensitive nature of this video, previewing is recommended.

1996, 59 min 05 s

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Médaille d'Argent - catégorie: Questions sociales / affaires courantes
The New York Festivals / Festival Competition
16 janvier 1998, New York - États-Unis

mention d'honneur - catégorie: Santé mentale, stress, gestion des transitions et crises
Itinérant - National Council on Family Relations
Du 5 au 10 novembre 1997, Washington - États-Unis

Prix Plaque de Bronze
Festival international du film et de la vidéo
Du 21 au 23 octobre 1997, Columbus - États-Unis

Certificat de mérite
Festival international du film
Du 9 au 19 octobre 1997, Chicago - États-Unis

Mention du public
Mostra Internacional de Films de Dones
Du 9 au 15 juin 1997, Barcelone - Espagne

Prix spécial du Jury- catégorie: Documentaire social et politique
World Media Festival
Du 8 au 14 juin 1997, Banff - Canada

Troisième Place - Certificat d'Excellence - catégorie: Documentaire
US International Film and Video Festival
Du 4 au 5 juin 1997, Redondo Beach - États-Unis

Prix Première Place - catégorie: Film
Itinérant - HESCA Film Festival
22 mai 1997, Lake Tahoe - États-Unis

prix Silver Apple
National Educational Media Network Competition
1 mai 1997, Oakland - États-Unis

Certificat de mérite - Division film et vidéo - catégorie: Affaires courantes
Golden Gate Awards Competition & International Film Festival
Du 24 avril au 8 mai 1997, San Francisco - États-Unis

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