THIRTEEN presents a lecture by Daniel Jonah Goldhagen, author of “Worse than War” and writer of the upcoming PBS series of the same name, which premieres Wednesday, April 14 at 9pm on THIRTEEN. Goldhagen presents to members of the U.N. his controversial call for a fast-acting, military-empowered response to threats of genocide and other forms of “eliminationism.”
About the Film
WORSE THAN WAR (based on Daniel Jonah Goldhagen’s book of the same title) is the first documentary to step back and focus on the general phenomenon of genocide: offering viewers profound insights about its dimensions, its patterns and causes, and its tragic role in politics and human affairs. In this epic documentary, Goldhagen travels, listens to witnesses, and confronts perpetrators in nine countries around the world, bringing viewers on an unprecedented journey of insight and analysis. He speaks with victims, perpetrators, witnesses, religious leaders, politicians, diplomats, historians, humanitarian aid workers and journalists.
Recorded on November 19, 2009 at the Singapore Mission to the U.N. Total runtime: 43 minutes.