USA – 2014 – 120 MIN – COLOUR - FEATURE - IN ENGLISH
A FILM BY EDET BELZBERG
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 book, 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.
Rating: 3/4 stars - "Winner of an editing award at Sundance, the years-in-the-making, elegant essay film WATCHERS OF THE SKY takes on a vast subject – genocide over the past century – and manages to be not just coherent but poetically moving.”
- GLOBE AND MAIL
Rating: 3/4 stars - "In her moving and extensively researched film, WATCHERS OF THE SKY, Edet Belzberg follows the path of the term genocide from recognition to accountability, and the faltering — sometimes failing — current attempts to stop new genocides.”
- TORONTO STAR
NNNNN! - "A bracing and heart-wrenching look at genocide over the past century, Edet Belzberg’s documentary could become a vital instrument of change.”
"It stands alongside THE ACT OF KILLING as one of the best films made on such a delicate subject."
- NOW MAGAZINE
"The documentary, WATCHERS OF THE SKY examines the history of genocide and the continued efforts of a few individuals to end the cycle of violence."
- DIGITAL JOURNAL
Rating: 5/5 stars
- SCENE CREEK
"The behind-the-scenes battle on genocide and warmongers gets its due in this moving documentary."
- WAY TOO INDIE
Rating: 4 stars "A film that should be seen by all!"
- AFRO TORONTO / ALPHAS MAGAZINE