In December, we observe Universal Human Rights Month in honor of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, an international document adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on December 10, 1948. New Day is proud to share several powerful films from our collection on the subject of human rights.
Bryan Single, in his film Children of War, takes audiences into the post-war experiences of child soldiers who were abducted and then forced to become fighters for the Lord’s Resistance Army in Uganda. Marianne Teleki’s film Special Circumstances offers a moving first-hand account of one victim’s reencounter with Chile, his jailers, and torturers 30 years after the human rights violations he endured. The Reckoning: The Battle for the International Criminal Court, a film by Paco de Onis and Pamela Yates, is a riveting look at the International Criminal Court’s efforts to bring perpetrators of crimes against humanity to justice.