Pull Focus: Pamela Yates and Paco de Onis
This year’s Human Rights Film Series concluded with a packed screening of The Reckoning on October 29th. The film, directed by Pamela Yates and produced by Paco de Onis, follows Prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo of the International Criminal Court (ICC) as he issues arrest warrants for the rebel leaders of the Lord’s Resistance Army in Uganda, puts 4 Congolese warlords on trial in The Hague, charges the President of Sudan with genocide and war crimes in Darfur, challenges the UN Security Council to have him arrested, and shakes up the Colombian criminal justice system.
Following the screening Pamela and Paco sat down for a lively Q & A session and earlier in the day they also conducted a filmmaking master class for students where they detailed some of the innovative outreach and distribution strategies they have pioneered. In January we will be bringing you an in-depth Pull Focus interview with Pamela and Paco as well.