Fri February 28, 2014
"Watchers of the Sky" to screen at OFF
Watchers of the Sky is a full-length documentary that weaves together four stories of remarkable courage and determination.
Elizabeth Epstein-Bohart, Executive Producer of the film, says these stories are told amidst the search to uncover the forgotten life of a man named Raphael Lemkin.
Epstein-Bohart says Lemkin was the man who created the word genocide and drafted the genocide convention.
She says the film shows how the cycles of violence continue despite people saying “never again.”
"It takes the viewer on a provocative journey from Nuremburg to the Hague, from Bosnia to Darfur, from criminality to justice, from apathy to action. It really is the history of genocide and tells the story of how we in the world continue to say “never again” but then let it happen over and over again.”
Watchers of the Sky will be screened at the Omaha Film Festival on Saturday, March 8th at 12:00 p.m. at Village Pointe Cinema.
Epstein-Bohart will be available after the film for a Q&A session.