The trial of Ratko Mladic

Co-produced by Sant & Usant

The man accused of the worst atrocity in Europe since WWII; the biggest trial since Nuremberg; prosecution and defence lawyers fighting for justice and the truth; a country still bitterly divided along ethnic lines and a multi-billion dollar court struggling to make a difference

Directors & producers
Henry Singer and Rob Miller
Ida Bruusgaard
Sant & Usant
Anna Price
Tom Chr Lilletvedt, Hinterland
Sound design
Håkon Lammetun, Lydhodene

Since the trial of Ratko Mladic began on May 16, 2012 in The Hague, Sandpaper Films has been filming behind the scenes with the prosecution, the defence, and many of the witnesses who have come forward to testify. The ICTY has never granted this kind of access before—prosecutors arguing late into the night as they prepare for an important witness; defence lawyers driving to see Mladic in the detention centre, worrying about what to say; witnesses, some of whom have agreed to testify at great personal risk, taking a deep breath before leaving the seclusion room and taking the long walk down to the court