NASHVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- This October, Documentary Channel (DOC) proudly presents the US television premiere of award-winning filmmaker Barry Stevens' remarkable documentary film Prosecutor on Sunday, October 9 (8 p.m. ET/PT). Concurrent with the October 9 television premiere, the film will also be made available online for 14 days at http://documentarychannel.com/prosecutor. A fascinating story with extremely rare inside access into the controversial work of newsmaker Dr. Luis Moreno-Ocampo, Prosecutor follows the Chief Prosecutor through the first trials of the newly formed International Criminal Court in The Hague.
Currently making headlines for his work to capture and indict Libya's Muammar el-Qaddafi and his son Seif al-Islam, as well as his initial investigation into Syria's Bashar al-Assad, Dr. Moreno-Ocampo investigates and prosecutes some of the world's worst criminals for some of the world's worst crimes. A hero to genocide survivors, the Chief Prosecutor also has bitter enemies on both the Left and the Right. Prosecutor offers a front-row seat to the historic events that may very well determine whether the International Criminal Court is a groundbreaking new weapon for global justice or just an idealistic dream.
An official selection of the prestigious International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (2010), Prosecutor will be the premiere film at the upcoming PaleyDocFest at The Paley Center in New York City on September 26. Dr. Moreno-Ocampo will be on hand for the screening and will participate, along with filmmaker Barry Stevens, in a special Q&A to be moderated by NBC's Ann Curry. This Q&A will also be streamed live on Documentary Channel's website, and viewers will be able to submit questions live via Twitter.
"We are honored to premiere this extraordinary film by Barry Stevens on Documentary Channel," says James Ackerman, Documentary Channel president and CEO. "The work of Dr. Moreno-Ocampo and the ICC continues to capture the world's attention and we are thrilled to partner with The Paley Center in featuring it as the opening selection at PaleyDocFest."
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