Monday, November 12 2012
Both Code of the West and The Informant reveal the vagaries of the US legal system. That they do so by looking at such different cases makes them simultaneously frightening and galvanizing.
Monday, November 8 2010
Mediated and multiply framed, truth remains elusive; what remain are images and reflections, narratives that speak to current needs as much as past events.
Tuesday, September 28 2010
Again and again, this remarkable documentary raises questions about recording per se, with shots of the courtroom camera and TV screens. Mediated and multiply framed, truth remains elusive.
Tuesday, June 15 2010
Rebecca Richman Cohen's remarkable War Don Don takes the trial of Issa Sesay as a point of departure, in order to bring together varying accounts of the 11-year war in Sierra Leone.
Tuesday, June 8 2010
It was one thing to end Sierra Leone's civil war. What to do with the butchers who promulgated it was something else entirely.