Joins us to celebrate the lauch of two books by Prof. Christian Delage and Prof. Chiseche Mibenge: Caught on Camera: Film in the Courtroom from the Nuremberg Trials to the Trials of the Khmer Rouge and Sex and International Tribunals: The Erasure of Gender from the War Narrative

About Caught on Camera: Combining the practical knowledge of a renowned director with the perspective of a historian and media specialist, Christian Delage examines archival footage from Nuremberg trials and explores the conditions and consequences of using film for the purposes of justice and memory. Revised and expanded from the original French publication, Caught on Camera retraces the steps by which the United States pioneered jurisprudence that sanctioned the introduction of film as evidence and then established the precedent of preserving an audiovisual record of those proceedings. From the Nuremberg trials to the current Khmer Rouge trials, Delage considers how national attitudes toward the introduction of filmic evidence in court vary widely, and how different countries have sought to use film as a recordkeeping medium. Caught on Camera demonstrates how reproduced images, as evidence, testimony, and archival documentation, have influenced the writing of modern history.
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About Sex and International Tribunals: In Sex and International Tribunals, Chiseche Salome Mibenge identifies the cultural assumptions behind the legal profession's claims to impartiality and universality. Focusing on the postwar tribunals in Rwanda and Sierra Leone, Mibenge mines the transcripts of local and supranational criminal trials and truth and reconciliation commissions in order to identify and closely examine legal definitions of forced marriage, sexual enslavement, and the conscription of children that overlook the gendered experiences of armed conflict beyond the mass rape of women and girls.


About the authors:

Christian Delage is a historian and filmmaker based at the University of Paris-VIII, who has been elected the incoming Director of the Institut d'Histoire du Temps Présent. He has also taught at the Institut d'Études Politiques (IEP) in Paris and the Cardozo Law School in New York. His film Nuremberg: The Nazis Facing Their Crimes, narrated by Christopher Plummer, was released in 2007 and is now available on DVD. He served as a policy advisor on the filming of the Khmer Rouge trials and produced Cameras in the Courtroom, a documentary about the filming of legal trials.

Chiseche Salome Mibenge has been a human rights consultant in Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Sierra Leone. She currently teaches international humanitarian law and human rights at Lehman College—CUNY.


Contact Information:
Name: Chiseche Mibenge
Phone: 347-577-4037
Email: chiseche.mibenge@lehman.cuny.edu

Lehman College Art Gallery 250 Bedford Park Blvd. West New York, NY 10468

Representing Atrocity: Book Launch with C. Delage

When
Sept. 25, 2013 | 6-8:30 pm
Where
Lehman College Art Gallery
250 Bedford Park Blvd. West
New York, NY 10468
Nuremberg: The Nazis Facing Their Crimes, directed by Christian Delage

Joins us to celebrate the lauch of two books by Prof. Christian Delage and Prof. Chiseche Mibenge: Caught on Camera: Film in the Courtroom from the Nuremberg Trials to the Trials of the Khmer Rouge and Sex and International Tribunals: The Erasure of Gender from the War Narrative

About Caught on Camera: Combining the practical knowledge of a renowned director with the perspective of a historian and media specialist, Christian Delage examines archival footage from Nuremberg trials and explores the conditions and consequences of using film for the purposes of justice and memory. Revised and expanded from the original French publication, Caught on Camera retraces the steps by which the United States pioneered jurisprudence that sanctioned the introduction of film as evidence and then established the precedent of preserving an audiovisual record of those proceedings. From the Nuremberg trials to the current Khmer Rouge trials, Delage considers how national attitudes toward the introduction of filmic evidence in court vary widely, and how different countries have sought to use film as a recordkeeping medium. Caught on Camera demonstrates how reproduced images, as evidence, testimony, and archival documentation, have influenced the writing of modern history.
More info

About Sex and International Tribunals: In Sex and International Tribunals, Chiseche Salome Mibenge identifies the cultural assumptions behind the legal profession's claims to impartiality and universality. Focusing on the postwar tribunals in Rwanda and Sierra Leone, Mibenge mines the transcripts of local and supranational criminal trials and truth and reconciliation commissions in order to identify and closely examine legal definitions of forced marriage, sexual enslavement, and the conscription of children that overlook the gendered experiences of armed conflict beyond the mass rape of women and girls.


About the authors:

Christian Delage is a historian and filmmaker based at the University of Paris-VIII, who has been elected the incoming Director of the Institut d'Histoire du Temps Présent. He has also taught at the Institut d'Études Politiques (IEP) in Paris and the Cardozo Law School in New York. His film Nuremberg: The Nazis Facing Their Crimes, narrated by Christopher Plummer, was released in 2007 and is now available on DVD. He served as a policy advisor on the filming of the Khmer Rouge trials and produced Cameras in the Courtroom, a documentary about the filming of legal trials.

Chiseche Salome Mibenge has been a human rights consultant in Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Sierra Leone. She currently teaches international humanitarian law and human rights at Lehman College—CUNY.

 


 

Contact Information:
Name: Chiseche Mibenge
Phone: 347-577-4037
Email: chiseche.mibenge@lehman.cuny.edu

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