Peace versus Justice

  • 64'
  • Netherlands
  • 2012
For more than 20 years, the Ugandan government has been fighting the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) led by Joseph Kony. In the meantime, this army of child soldiers roams Sudan and Congo. The International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague hopes to try Kony, but locals mainly want peace and their children back. This layered documentary about complex moral issues shows that, even though deep down everyone wants the same, cultural differences get in the way of solving the problem.
For years, Quirijns followed prominent Ugandans involved in peace negotiations with the LRA, when the ICC actively started hunting Kony. They experienced this as a new form of Western colonialism. Quirijns also visited ICC staff trying to stop the rebel leader using an international arrest warrant in the Netherlands. Quirijns (The Dictator Hunter) filmed crucial moments in the occasionally painful process and managed to lay his hands on rare recordings of the peace negotiations with Kony in the jungle.

Director
Klaartje Quirijns
Premiere
World premiere
Country of production
Netherlands
Production Year
2012
Festival Edition
IFFR 2012
Length
64'
Medium
Betacam Digi PAL
Languages
English, Afrikaans
Producers
Femke Wolting, Bruno Felix
Production Company
Submarine Channel
Sales
Autlook Filmsales GmbH
Screenplay
Klaartje Quirijns, Stacy Sullivan
Cinematography
Martijn van Broekhuizen
Editor
Ruben van der Hammen, Rinze Schuurman, Michiel Reichwein, Menno Boerema
Sound Design
Jan Willem van den Brink
Music
Nick Laird-Clowes
Website
http://www.autlookfilms.com