The Court - World Premiere Followed by Discussion

Court, The (2013)
Voertaal: English

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zaterdag 23 maart 2013 - 19:30

World Premiere of The Court. Followed by a discussion with chief prosecutor of the ICC Fatou Bensouda and directors Marcus Vetter and Michele Gentile. Moderator is Frederiek de Vlaming.


Fatou Bensouda - On June 16, 2012, Fatou Bensouda became the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), the world’s first permanent war crimes tribunal. As Chief Prosecutor, Fatou is the ICC’s second elected prosecutor and the first African woman to hold this esteemed position. In 2012, TIME Magazine named her one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. In 2011 she received the World Peace Through Law Award by The Whitney Harris World Law Institute, Washington University.  In 2010, she was named the 4th most influential personality in Africa in the Civil Society Category by Jeune Afrique Magazine. In 2009, Fatou was presented with the ICJ International Jurist Award for her contributions to national and international criminal law.  Finally, in 2008, she was selected as one of the 100 most influential African personalities by Jeune Afrique Magazine. Fatou was born and raised in Banjul, Gambia. She became Gambia’s first maritime law expert upon receipt of her Master’s degree in International Maritime Law and Law of The Sea from UN/IMO International Maritime Law Institute. She holds both a Barrister-at-Law from Nigeria Law School, as well as a Bachelor of Laws-LLB from the University of IFE (Now OAU University) in Nigeria. Before joining the ICC, Fatou was the Senior Legal Advisor and Head of The Legal Advisory Unit at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) in Arusha, Tanzania. Prior to this, Fatou was the General Manager of a leading commercial bank in Gambia. Between 1987 and 2000, she held the following positions in Gambia: Senior State Counsel, Principal State Counsel, Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, Solicitor General and Legal Secretary of the Republic, and Attorney General and Minister of Justice.  As Minister of Justice, Fatou served as the Chief Legal Advisor to the President and Cabinet of Gambia.


Marcus Vetter – Born in 1967, director and producer. He studied ‘Business Studies’ in Worms, Buenos Aires and Madrid. After a work placement at ‘Bavaria Film’ he decided to start another degree in ‘Media Sciences’ at the University of Tübingen. Since 1994 he works as a free lance editor, writer and director for the German SDR/SWR (German TV channel). He directed numerous documentaries which run regularly at festivals. His documentaries won him the ‘Grimme Award’ three times so far: In 2000 for the dramatized documentary ‘the tunnel’ (which also received the German Television Award), in 2001 for the documentary ‘Where money grows – the European Championship TV story’, and in 2002 for ‘Broadway Bruchsal’. Other films were ‘Wenn der Bus kommt’ (1997), ‘Wargames’ (2002), ‘Battle for Bruckmann’ (2004), ‘Die Unzerbrechlichen’ (2006), ‘Mein Vater der Türke’ (2006), ‘Traders´Dreams’ (2007), ‘Heart of Jenin’ (2008) and ‘Cinema Jenin’.


Michele Gentile - Born in Tubingen, Germany in 1987. He went to live in Australia after his bachelor for one and a half years. Being called back to Germany to serve in the army, he decided to use his service time to learn more about high-tech equipment and films. He was deployed in Afghanistan as an intelligence officer. He constantly harboured the wish to go into film making. This is why he worked as a volunteer to rebuild Cinema Jenin in Palestine which brought him in touch with Marcus Vetter. After the project Cinema Jenin, Marcus and Michele started together Bukera Pictures, a production company based in Tubingen, Germany.