Directed by Rebecca Richman Cohen

Sierra Leone, USA, 2010 , 85 min.

In the summer of 2006, Issa Sesay, a former Sierra Leonean rebel leader, sits in the defense docket at the international tribunal on war crimes in Freetown, Sierra Leone. He is accused of crimes against humanity. Yet Sesay was also one of the key players in the peace negotiations that led to the long-awaited end to the years of unspeakable violence. With unprecedented access to the prosecutors, defense lawyers, and the former rebel leader himself, War Don Don shows us the complexity of guilt and innocence in a time of civil war, and how elusive the truth can be.

Sponsored by Sierra Leone Northwest Association of Oregon, Elcon Associates, and BIWA.