Excerpts from: „Das Kongo-Tribunal“ Film, Dt. 2016 OV/DE/ENG
Followed by talk: DE/FR/ENG/ES
Sylvestre Bisimwa , lawyer, Bukavu/ Democratic Republik of Congo
Milo Rau, theatre director, Cologne
Wolfgang Kaleck, lawyer, ECCHR, Berlin
Moderation: Kathrin Röggla, writer, vice-president of Akademie der Künste, Berlin
The establishment of the Russel Tribunal on the Vietnam War in the 1960s marked the emergence of the “tribunals of public opinion”. Such tribunals attracted a lot of attention, both as a means of public education as well as theatrical reenactments – not least thanks to the work of theater director Milo Rau and his tribunal on crimes in Congo. Kathrin Röggla, Wolfgang Kaleck, Milo Rau and Congolese lawyer Sylvestre Bisimwa discuss the content and impact of this tribunal and present scenes from the film made about the Congo tribunal.