The City College of New York

The series of lectures, conversations, film showings, exhibitions, and courses brings together faculty, students, and staff at CCNY and the New York City community to examine human rights through multiple lenses.


WATCHERS OF THE SKY interweaves four stories of remarkable courage, compassion, and determination, while setting out to uncover the forgotten life of Raphael Lemkin - the man who created the word "genocide," and believed the law could protect the world from mass atrocities. Inspired by Samantha Power’s Pulitzer Prize-winning A Problem From Hell, WATCHERS OF THE SKY takes you on a provocative journey from Nuremberg to The Hague, from Bosnia to Darfur, from criminality to justice, and from apathy to action. It won the Special Jury Award: Use of Animation and also the Editing Award, both for U.S. Documentaries at Sundance in 2014. 


It will be screened at the City College of New York (CUNY) (137th Street and Amsterdam) during Club Hours on Thursday, March 27, 2014. The filmmakers will join us for the screening. 

TIME: 12:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Shepard Hall, Room 558 

Shepard Hall is located on Convent Avenue between 138th and 139th Streets. It is the large Gothic building on the east side of Convent Avenue. Subways: 1 to 137th Street (Walk up the hill, towards the east towards Amsterdam Avenue. Cut through the college and walk down the hill from Amsterdam Avenue to Convent Avenue); also you may take the A, C, B, or D to 145th Street (Walk up the hill from St. Nicholas Avenue to Convent Avenue and turn left onto Convent Avenue.) 

EVENT: Free and open to the public. 

Also, one of the featured interviewees in the film, Luis Moreno Ocampo will speak at the City College's downtown campus on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. 

SPECIAL THANKS: Propeller Films, Dee Dee Mozeleski, Griselda Rodriguez, Nisha Tabassum, Ellis Rua, and the International Studies Program, as well as Andrea Weiss of the Documentary Forum and Jerry W. Carlson, Frank Walton and Gerardo Blumenkrantz at Media and Communication Arts at the City College of New York. 

Photo courtesy of  Propeller Films . 

Photo courtesy of Propeller Films