This series of photos is from “Forgiveness and Conflict: Lessons from Africa,” an ongoing photo documentary project that also led to the film Fambul Tok.
I Learn America is a film about five resilient children of immigration who are struggling to learn and become comfortable in their new country. How we fare in welcoming them will determine the nature of this country in the 21st century and beyond. The I Learn America Viewers' Guide, created by Facing History and Ourselves on behalf of the New York City Department of Education, is available here as a free PDF download.
Luis Moreno-Ocampo, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), works to bring the rule of law to bear against perpetrators of mass violence today. This film and the accompanying activities explore the challenges that the ICC faces in applying the rule of law to ongoing atrocities.
"My project is a journey through those massacres and deportations, and the loss of cultural identity. It addresses how a premeditated act committed by “new Turks” on the “old Ottomans” has manifested itself in the country’s present."
Before learning about the particulars of the International Criminal Court, we hope all students have the opportunity to reflect on the meaning of justice and the role of courts. Below are some suggested ways to prepare students for the modules.
After the Armenian Genocide, Raphael Lemkin asked, "why is the killing of a million a lesser crime than the killing of an individual?" This film and the accompanying activities explore Lemkin's effort to establish an international law to prevent mass violence against a group of people.