Watchers of the Sky

Directed by Edet Belzberg

Five interwoven stories of remarkable courage from Nuremberg to Rwanda, from Darfur to Syria, and from apathy to action.


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  • ★★★★½ review by Waldo on Letterboxd

    This is the kind of documentary that matters. That are necessary, essential viewing for everyone. From Raphael Lemkin to the actual prosecutor at the ICC in the Hague Ocampo, we watch how good people fight their titanic battles against genocide and go almost unheard and met with indifference by the powers that be. Impossible not to get upset and surprisingly moving towards the end.

  • ★★★½ review by Brian Tallerico on Letterboxd

    A little long and a little wordy (don't put so much actual script on the screen, people), but an essential subject matter about which not enough is known. Content trumps any form mistakes. See it.

  • ★★★★ review by Joel Edwards on Letterboxd

    Despite some formal issues (like an over reliance on on-screen text), I think this a very powerful and essential film. It's a shame that it has received virtually no attention at all.

  • ★★★★ review by Andrew Ford on Letterboxd

    Essential viewing indeed, although ultimately more noteworthy for its subject matter than for its presentation. Although there is something especially haunting about the way Lemkin's words are presented via text over painterly animated flourishes.

  • ★★★★½ review by slyman on Letterboxd

    Two word review: Hauntingly affecting

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