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THE DICTATOR HUNTER, IN EL DOCUMENTAL DEL MES

A new edition of El Documental del Mes (The documentary of the Month) will take place on Friday, November 20. The documentary by Klaartje Quirijns "The dictator hunter" (2007) will be screened this time. It is a documentary that shows the struggle of a lawyer of Human Rights for trying the dictators that have escaped from the law. The film will be screened at 8:15pm, in the University Venue in Alicante, in the original languages (French, English and Arabic) and subtitled in Catalan and Spanish.

Synopsis
If you kill someone, you are sent to prison. If you kill 40 people, you are locked up in a mental institution. If you kill 40 000 people, you live comfortably in exile with a good current account. "This is what we want to change", says Reed Brody. Brody makes a living as a lawyer, who seeks dictators for Human Rights Watch. During seven years, he has chased specially one of them: Hissene Habré, Chad's former leader, accused of murdering thousands of fellows during the 80s. Habré lives now in Senegal and Brody wants him to be prosecuted or extradited. In this suspense story, we follow Brody during two years in his trip through Africa, Europe and USA. "The dictator hunter" shows how hard is for a man to end the impunity.

Credits
Director: Klaartje Quirijns
Nationality: the Netherlands (2007)
Genre: Sociopolitical

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