The Tokyo Trial – or the "International Military Tribunal for the Far East" - had been convened in 1946 to prosecute the leaders of the Empire of Japan for war crimes. It was to be the Nuremberg trial of the Far East, decided upon by the Allies to avenge decades of misery and death. But it would prove to be divisive from the start, the more so, since each of the judges represented one of the nations which had been at war with Japan. After two and half years, only 7 out of the 11 judges agreed with the final verdict. This is the story of why, how and where it went wrong.
"Relying on rich archival material and an insightful commentary, the director offers a thoughtful analysis on the role of post-war justice, highlighting how much political issues blur the establishment of impartial judicial truth. " (Christine Chaumeau - Télérama 02/08/17 - "TT")
Festivals and Awards:
2017: Nominated for PRIX EUROPA, TV Documentary category
2017: Finalist at the 14th FOCAL INTERNATIONAL Awards, nominated for "Best Use of Footage in a History Production" (25 May 2017 London).
2014: Sunny Side of the Doc - Award for "Best History Project"