Premiere Sunday Screening – The Trial

Screening Sunday 10th January, 2010

Ramush Haradinaj was a prominent commander in the Kosovo Liberation Army, a guerilla group which fought for independence from Milosevic’s Serbia. In 2004, he was elected Prime Minister, but only 100 days into his term he was indicted by a war crimes tribunal for an alleged massacre in 1998.

The film follows the events of the unfolding trial as seen through the eyes of Michael O’Reilly, an Irish lawyer who assembles a team of international lawyers and investigators determined to rebut what they see as an unjust indictment.

The Trial explores how ideals of truth and justice can be corrupted within a legal setting, and asks serious questions about the politicisation of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.

Above all, it is the story of a group of people standing against injustice, and fighting for what they believe to be the truth