The Reckoning: The Battle for the International Criminal Court

Synopsis: Late in the 20th century, in response to repeated mass atrocities that convulsed the world, more than 120 countries united to form the International Criminal Court (ICC)-the first permanent, independent (treaty based) international criminal court created to prosecute perpetrators (no matter how powerful) of crimes against humanity, war crimes, and genocide. The Reckoning: The Battle for the International Criminal Court follows dynamic ICC Prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo and his team for 3 years across 4 continents as he issues arrest warrants for Lord's Resistance Army leaders in Uganda, puts Congolese warlords on trial, shakes up the Colombian justice system, and charges Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir with genocide in Darfur, challenging the UN Security Council to arrest him. Building cases against genocidal criminals presents huge challenges, and the Prosecutor has a justice mandate but no police force. At every turn, he must pressure the international community to muster political w
Genre: Documentary
Director(s): Pamela Yates
Production: Skylight Pictures
  3 nominations.
95 min

Listen, I'm from the Bronx,

so you need to keep it simple.

Why is the bank buying all this

missile-guidance stuff from Calvini?

I don't get it.

The window will stay closed.

You need to relax.

I'm more comfortable tense.

You came to us, remember?

You wanted a way out

and I'm offering you one.

I only met you 30 minutes ago...

...and now you expect me just

to walk away from everything I know...

...put my life in your hands.

You want a little more time

to think things through, I get it...

...but we're gonna need

another meet...

...and I'm gonna need to

see some paper.

Yes. Now get out of the car.

- Hey.

- Ella?

- You done?

- Yeah, I just met with him.

- And?

- Oh, he's real.

He's real enough

to blow this thing wide open.

He told me the bank's

buying $200 million worth...

...of missile-guidance systems.

- What do they need those for?

- I don't know.

You gonna see him a second time?

Yeah, yeah. Listen, we're gonna meet

again. He's agreed to bring me paper.

Right, I'll call you later.

Thanks, Elle.


Are you experiencing

any blurred or double vision?



Just follow the light, please.

It's been noted that you were

experiencing ringing in your ears.


Well, I would like to keep you here

overnight for observation.

That won't be necessary.

Where's my colleague?

Thomas Schumer.

It was definitely a heart attack?

"Acute myocardial infarction." Yes.

Your penlight, can I use it?

What are you doing?

Can you help me turn him over?

- I'm afraid I can't allow you to...

- Just help me.

We need to contact the Berlin police

and request an immediate autopsy.


Because I don't think this man

died of natural causes.

Come on, Ella.

If Schumer met this insider

in Berlin...

...odds are this guy's

a foreign national. So it's federal.

But you're not listening to me.

Let them meet again.

The guy's gonna bring paper

and Tommy will close him.

You still have to coordinate with

Justice if you want witness protection.

I just tried both their cells again.

Straight to voicemail.


I'm gonna try Tommy's wife at work.

If I have to bring DOJ into this...

...they're gonna do what they've

always done with this.

They're gonna stall us with red tape,

informant's gonna bolt...

...and I'm telling you,

he could be the bombshell...

...we've spent the last two years

looking for.


What's going on?

Why aren't they calling us back?

What do you want me to do?

I can't afford another turf war.

- It's Salinger.

- Finally. Put him on speaker.

Jesus, Lou.

What took you guys so long?

Hello? You there?


So, what's up?

Tommy's dead.


He's dead, Ella.

I need you to get over here

as soon as you can.

Unnaturally red blood,

lambent membranes.

Two key indicators

of hydrocyanic poisoning.

This lesion on the neck... how the poison was introduced

into the bloodstream, percutaneously.

The lesion tested negative

for any poison.

There are any number of reasons

for this discoloration of the blood...

...least likely of which

is hydrocyanic...

I'm telling you, he was murdered.

Well, I'm assuming

you suspect a combination...

...of prussic acid and DMSO...

...but then the reaction time

would have been immediate.

Within one minute.

Which means the killer

would have had to deliver the toxin...

...after Schumer exited the car.

So did you see anything unusual?

Anybody approaching Schumer?

No. I mean...

I don't know.

What is it that makes you so certain

he was assassinated?

Agent Salinger and I have reason

to believe this might be connected...

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Paco de Onis

Paco de Onis is an American documentary film producer. His film, State of Fear: The Truth about Terrorism, won the 2006 Overseas Press Club Award for "Best Reporting in Any Medium on Latin America". more…

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