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Watchers of the SkyAfter the horrors of the Holocaust, the world said: ''Never forget.'' Yet the specter of ethnic cleansing keeps recurring like a nightmare we can't awaken...Watchers of the SkyDocumentaryPT120MUnratedAfter the horrors of the Holocaust, the world said: ''Never forget.'' Yet the specter of ethnic cleansing keeps recurring like a nightmare we can't awaken...2014-10-16

Luis Moreno Ocampo in Watchers of the Sky (Everett Collection)

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Watchers of the Sky

Genre: Documentary; Starring: Benjamin Ferencz, Raphael Lemkin, Luis Moreno-Ocampo; Director: Edet Belzberg; Release Date Limited: 01/20/2014; Runtime (in minutes): 120; MPAA Rating: Unrated

After the horrors of the Holocaust, the world said: ”Never forget.” Yet the specter of ethnic cleansing keeps recurring like a nightmare we can’t awaken from. Edet Belzberg’s fiery documentary about the Polish-Jewish lawyer Raphael Lemkin, who coined the term ”genocide” after WWII, is an impassioned call to conscience about the tragedies in Bosnia, Rwanda, and Darfur, mixing harrowing news footage, ghostly animation, and testimonies from Lemkin’s modern-day disciples. Tough to watch, but essential. A-