Haunting History, A
Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 20:00
Theater aan het Spui Grote Zaal
At the Camera Justitia Night,a festive night about law and justice, an international jury chaired by Taru Spronken, will present the Camera Justitia Award to the director of the winning film from the competition programme Camera Justitia. The documentary A Haunting Historywhich will be screened here, is one of the nine nominated films. After the screening there will be a Q&A with two protagonists from the film, Anuol Deng and Peter Deng, as well as filmmakers Femke and Ilse van Velzen. Moreover, Dutch Human Rights Ambassador and former Ambassador of South Sudan Kees van Baar, will participate in the Q&A that is moderated by international criminal lawyer Bart Stapert.
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 Criminal 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
After their studies Cultural and Social Development, the Dutch identical twin sisters Ilse and Femke van Velzen have specialised in making documentaries. They expose injustice in developing countries to a worldwide audience and give oppressed people a voice. Ilse and Femke operate, produce and direct documentaries as independent filmmakers under their own label IFPRODUCTIONS. Their inspiration is found in choosing subjects that move them personally. Their activities have caused them to lose their hearts and minds to the African continent and its people.
Femke and Ilse have produced various films including the award-winning films Fighting the Silence (2007) Weapon of War (2009) and Justice for Sale (2011), about perpetrators and victims of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the fight against injustice and impunity.