AUA Students View New Film, Watchers of the Sky< 1 min read
YEREVAN, Armenia – On November 11th and 13th, 2014, the American University of Armenia (AUA) held screenings of the 2014 film, Watchers of the Sky, for undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and staff, in connection with “Law and Justice in Popular Culture” and “International Criminal Law.” The screenings were held for educational purposes and generated a thoughtful discussion about Genocide prevention.
Watchers of the Sky interweaves four stories of courage, compassion, and determination, while setting out to uncover the forgotten life of Raphael Lemkin, the man who created the word “genocide,” with the Armenian Genocide and Holocaust in mind, and believed the law could protect the world from mass atrocities. The film is inspired by Samantha Power’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book, A Problem from Hell.
This lecture is part of the 1915 Centennial series at AUA.
You can watch the trailer for Watchers of the Sky below: