The Trials of Henry Kissinger (2002)

The Trials of Henry Kissinger
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 1hr 20mins.
Genres Documentary, Historical
Keywords political
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Christopher Hitchens Source Material (from book: "The Trial of Henry Kissinger") 120786 4000002
Simon Barker Editor n/a 172 7000001
Peter Nashel Music n/a 120781 8000001
Alex Gibney Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Eugene Jarecki Producer n/a 3 3000002
Eugene Jarecki Director n/a 2 2000001
Alex Gibney Producer n/a 3 3000001
Brian Cox Narrator n/a 120790 1000001
Part contemporary investigation and part historical inquiry, documentary follows the quest of one journalist in search of justice. The film focuses on Christopher Hitchens' charges against Henry Kissinger as a war criminal - allegations documented in Hitchens' book of the same title - based on his role in countries such as Cambodia, Chile, and Indonesia. Kissinger's story raises profound questions about American foreign policy and highlights a new era of human rights. Increasing evidence about one man's role in a long history of human rights abuses leads to a critical examination of American diplomacy through the lens of international standards of justice.