Haunting History, A
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 19:15
Zaal 2, Filmhuis Den Haag
After the screening of the film there will be a Q&A with the protagonists Anuol Deng and Peter Deng and filmmaker Ilse van Velzen.
South Sudanese Anuol Deng is the protagonist from the film A Haunting History. He fled the civil war in his country, which he narrowly escaped. In the United Kingdom he did his law studies. After graduating he lived in The Netherlands for half a year, where he worked as an intern at the International Crimincal Court (ICC). The documentary shows his return to South Sudan, not long after its independence. Anuol and his cousin Peter Deng will speak about their efforts to deal with the war traumas from their youth and their differing views on peace, reconciliation and justice in South Sudan.
Ilse van Velzen is a Dutch documentary film maker. With her twin sister Femke she produces films
including the award-winning trilogy Fighting the Silence (2007) Weapon of War (2009) and Justice for Sale
(2011). These films are about perpetrators and victims of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and shows the fight against injustice and impunity.
The Q&A with the audience will be moderated by Dick Wittenberg. Mr. Wittenberg, a senior journalist and writer, has been employed by Dutch daily newspaper NRC Handelsblad as a reporter, UK correspondent and editor at the foreign desk. In 2000 he started writing about Africa, poverty and brave people. Since 2013 he writes for he online background platform De Correspondent. Recently he published the book Het gezicht van de armoede (The face of poverty) about daily struggle in an African hamlet in cooperation with photographer Jan Banning.