Saturday, November 8

The DocYard Presents (previous events)Special Events ArchiveBoston Jewish Film Festival 2014

Watchers of the Sky

Rush Line Only – Click for Info Brattle passes not accepted.

Boston Premiere!

Co-presented with Boston Jewish Film Festival

Details: 114 min, Netherlands/Rwanda/USA, 2014
Filmmaker(s): Edet Belzberg

Director Edet Belzberg will attend in person. Following the screening, there will be a panel discussion moderated by Martha Minow, Dean and professor at Harvard Law School. Other panelists include Alex Whiting and Sam Moyn, professors at Harvard Law School.

Sponsored by the Harvard Kennedy School Center for Public Leadership Gleitsman Program in Leadership for Social Change, the Harvard Law School Human Rights Program, and the Department of Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University. Supported by Facing History and Ourselves.

Juxtaposing four stories of courage and humanity, and journeying from Nuremburg to Bosnia to Rwanda to The Hague, WATCHERS OF THE SKY chronicles the forgotten and important life of Raphael Lemkin, the Polish Jew who created the word “genocide.” Inspired by Samantha Power’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book, A Problem from Hell, which highly praised Lemkin for his seminal contribution to international law. Winner of the Sundance Jury Award for Animation and Editing. In English, Zaghawa, Spanish, and French with English subtitles.

Winner of the 2014 Sundance Special Jury Award for animation and editing in U.S. Documentary Competition.

About The DocYard:

For decades, Boston has been a center for documentary filmmaking. It is a place where students come to learn and experiment, where some of documentary’s giants are teaching and creating new work, and where the craft is continuously nurtured and expanded. Today’s filmmakers are breaking new ground that has its foundation, more often than not, in Boston’s rich documentary legacy.

Celebrating what is innovative, interesting, and inspiring in documentary, The DocYard is a bi-weekly film and discussion series that takes place every other Monday. Their goal is to grow a vibrant, creative community for Boston’s filmmakers, film students and film lovers through each of these special events.


Click a showtime to purchase tickets:

  • Saturday 11/8 at 6:30 PM *RUSH LINE ONLY*

DocYard Passholders: The DocYard has sent you an e-mail about how to reserve your free ticket. Once you have reserved your ticket, please remember to arrive at the box office at least 15 minutes before screening start time and provide your name as a DocYard Passholder. Brattle passes not accepted.