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The Takeaway

Tune in to The Takeaway for a special interview with Michele and Pierre.

APRIL 5, 2017

In early April 1994, the government of Rwanda embarked on a campaign of genocide, killing more than 800,000 people and raping up to 250,000 over the course of 100 days. A new documentary called "The Uncondemned" tells the story of a group of lawyers who sought to make rape a crime of war. Michele Mitchell, director, writer, and producer of the film, and Pierre Prosper, lead attorney on the Rwandan genocide rape case and the first lawyer to try rape as a war crime, weigh in.

"The Uncondemned" at THIMUN 2016

Last week co-director Michele Mitchell presented the film at The Hague to this year's participants at THIMUN 2016. After the screening, students Maha Tamer (18) and Hugo Fernández González (17) interviewed Michele about making "The Uncondemned." Watch the interview and excerpts from the screening...

What Action Have I Taken As a Global Citizen?


The posting from Sumaiya Iqbal in Bangladesh intrigued me and compelled me to write.  First and foremost, Sumaiya, I was impressed to see the world’s future leaders such as yourself take such initiative as to contact Sara Darehshori, which led you to Nick Louvel and Michele Mitchell, and the story told in “The Uncondemned.”

"What's Rape's Brand" - TedXNavesink 2015

Earlier this month, co-director Michele Mitchell gave a TedX talk called "What's Rape's Brand." Michele presented everything "The Uncondemned" is trying to achieve in ten concise and provocative minutes. Check out the video!

RECAP: Will "Never Again" Happen Again? With Tom Squitieri

Here's a quick recap of our latest Salon Series: The Uncondemned, "Will 'Never Again' Happen Again?" with award-winning journalist Tom Squitieri! It was a wonderful night filled with wine, war stories, and a great discussion on the role of foreign correspondents covering conflict. 

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Michele Mitchell goes to Atlanta

Last month co-director Michele Mitchell flew to Atlanta, GA for an event at the Carter Center held in honor of THE UNCONDEMNED. There was an excellent turnout including special guest Arun Gandhi, Mahatma Gandhi's grandson. Special thanks to the co-hosts Elizabeth Baldwin McGovern and Evelyn Higgins for organizing such a great event! Click to see the photos!

The Positivity Strategist Podcast

A couple of weeks ago, Michele spoke with Positivity Strategist Robyn Stratton-Berkessel for her Positivity Strategist Podcast. The podcast went live this morning. Check it out here

Michele Mitchell on Sky News

Today, THE UNCONDEMNED co-director Michele Mitchell gave an interview to Sky News about the use of rape in war. Check out the interview here.

Update On Post-Production for "The Uncondemned"

It's been a year almost to the day since Michele and Nick went to Africa to begin principle photography on "The Uncondemned" - and five months since they finished. We thought we'd ask the question most of you want to know: what, exactly, are they doing right now?

Happy Hour Success!

We're pleased to announce that "The Uncondemned" Happy Hour last week was a success! 


A couple of weeks ago, Amanda Salguero of the DUMBO Improvement District came by the office and interviewed Michele about "The Uncondemned." To read the Q&A on the DUMBO BID website click here.


The Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict took place in June 2014 in London. The three-day conference was co-hosted by UK Foreign Secretary William Hague, and Special Envoy for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie. With 113 countries, over 100 NGOs and international partners, and as many as 48 foreign ministers, it was the largest gathering ever on the subject – all with the aim of bringing people together in the fight against sexual violence in conflict.

Who Wants To See A Film About War Crime Rape?


Award-winning filmmaker Michele Mitchell was in a meeting with a potential backer for her new documentary, which will tell the story of how rape became a prosecuted war crime, when the businessman paused and asked, “Who wants to see a film about war crime rape?”