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Independent film 'The Reckoning' to be shown at APSU

The Austin Peay State University Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts and the Customs House Museum will present the independent film The Reckoning: The Battle for the International Criminal Court at 2 p.m., March 6 in the Clement Auditorium on the APSU campus. Following the film, audience members will be able to ask questions of the director, Pamela Yates. This event, which is part of The Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers, is free for Austin Peay students and the general public.
The Austin Peay State University Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts and the Customs House Museum will present the independent film “The Reckoning: The Battle for the International Criminal Court” at 2 p.m., March 6 in the Clement Auditorium on the APSU campus. Following the film, audience members will be able to ask questions of the director, Pamela Yates. This event, which is part of The Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers, is free for Austin Peay students and the general public.

The International Criminal Court (ICC) was created to prosecute individuals for crimes against humanity, war crimes and genocide. “The Reckoning,” a feature-length documentary filmed in high definition on four continents, follows the dynamic and charismatic Prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo, deputy prosecutor Fatou Bensouda and senior trial attorney Christine Chung as they issue arrest warrants for the Lord's Resistance Army leaders in Uganda, put four Congolese warlords on trial at The Hague, challenge the United Nations Security Council to support the Court's call for an arrest warrant for the president of Sudan on charges of genocide and shake up the Colombian justice system.

The Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers is a program of the Southern Arts Federation, a not-for-profit regional arts organization making a positive difference in the arts throughout the South since 1975. The Southern Arts Federation is supported by funding and programming partnerships with the National Endowment for the Arts and the state arts agencies of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

Special support for Southern Circuit is provided by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. For more information on the Southern Arts Federation and its programs, visit www.southarts.org.

Last fall, the Southern Circuit Tour brought three independent filmmakers to Clarksville to present their movies. This spring semester, the series, sponsored by the APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts and the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center, will bring one more independent film to Clarksville — “Bleacher Boys” on April 3.

The Austin Peay State University Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts seeks to inspire an appreciation for the creative arts in APSU students and the citizens of the Montgomery County region through innovative programming, strategic partnerships and community outreach. For more information on the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts, visit www.apsu.edu/creativearts.

The Customs House Museum and Cultural Center is located in downtown historic Clarksville. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, and 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission fees are $5 adults, $4 senior citizens, $2 college I.D., $1 ages 6 to 18. Children younger than 6 are free. The museum is free on Sundays. -- Charles Booth