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.
About The Team
Edet Belzberg (Director) Born in Los Angeles, Edet Belzberg received a B.A. (1991) from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and an M.A. (1997) from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. She has been a frequent lecturer at Columbia’s School of Journalism and has taught at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts (2001). In 2002 her directorial debut, Children Underground, was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, and won a Special Jury Prize and Grand Jury Prize at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival. In 2005, Belzberg was a recipient of a MacArthur “Genius Grant” Fellowship. In 2008 her documentary film, The Recruiter was nominated for the Sundance Film Festival’s Grand Jury Prize.
Watchers of the Sky is a Cinereach grantee.