Prosecuting Evil - The Extraordinary World of Ben Ferencz with Producer/Director Barry Avrich
Barry Avrich's gripping new
documentary tells the fascinating story of Ben Ferencz, the last surviving
Nuremberg prosecutor and lifelong advocate of "law not war". After
witnessing Nazi concentration camps shortly after liberation, Ferencz became the lead prosecutor in the Einsatzgruppen case at Nuremberg, which has been called
the biggest murder trial in history. He was 27 years old and it was his first
trial. All 22 Nazi officials tried for murdering over a million people were
convicted. Ferencz went on to advocate for restitution for Jewish victims of
the Holocaust and later for the establishment of the International Criminal
Court. At 98 years of age, his fight for justice for victims of atrocity crimes continues today.
Barry Avrich is a Canadian film director, producer, author, marketing
executive and arts philanthropist. His film career has included critically acclaimed films about the entertainment
business including The Last Mogul, about film producer Lew Wasserman. He has produced a number of TV specials and was responsible for creating the world's first state-of-the-art movie theatre in Sick Kids Hospital.
Besides films, Avrich has also authored three books and one play and supported many leading cultural institutions including The Toronto International Film Festival and the Stratford Festival. In 2016, Avrich published his memoir, Moguls, Monsters, and Madmen.