During the Boer War, three Australian lieutenants are on trial for shooting Boer prisoners. Though they acted under orders, they are being used as scapegoats by the General Staff, who hopes to distance themselves from the irregular practices of the war. The trial does not progress as smoothly as expected by the General Staff, as the defence puts up a strong fight in the courtroom.
Genre: Drama, History, War
Runtime: 107 min
The discussion will be facilitated by Peter Jarosz, (US Embassy). Peter M. Jarosz currently serves as the United States Department of Justice Legal Advisor in Ukraine. In Ukraine, he works with prosecutors and anti-corruption law enforcement agencies to reform the Ukrainian legal system and strengthen the rule of law. Prior to coming to Ukraine, Mr. Jarosz served as a Legal Advisor in Kosovo where he provided advice on the revisions to the Kosovo Criminal Code and Code of Criminal Procedure.
Visitors to the event will also have a chance to explore and participate in the exhibit “Ukraine without Corruption,” a continuation of the dialogue that began with the Corruption Park - an interactive project created by the European Union Anti-Corruption Initiative (EUACI), which is financed by EU and co-financed and implemented by DANIDA. Through a joint effort between America House and the EUACI, the project now continues at America House Kyiv, this time with the addition of youth voices. The exhibit includes digital stories of personal experiences overcoming corruption created by alumni of the U.S. Department of State’s FLEX Program.
Learn more about the exhibit here.
Remember to bring your passport or driver's license.