The Dictator Hunter

The Dictator Hunter - a Film by Klaartje Quirijns

“If you kill one person, you go to jail. If you kill 40 people, they put you in an insane asylum. But if you kill 40, 000 people, you get a comfortable exile with a bank account in another country, and that’s what we want to change here,”
– Reed Brody, Human Rights Watch

Follow Reed Brody of Human Rights Watch over the course of two suspenseful years as he travels through Africa, Europe and the United States, to bring to justice the former dictator of Chad, Hissène Habré, charged of killing thousands of his own countrymen in the 1980s.


“wonderfully suspenseful …. The Dictator Hunter reveals the hypocrisies, diplomatic manoeuvres and personal sacrifices experienced by the good-humoured Brody.”
The Globe and Mail

“The Dictator Hunter, manages to get behind those numbers to the people involved. An unembellished portrait of Human Rights Watch lawyer Reed Brody as he marshals international legal forces against the exiled Habre, the movie places politics in the service of a unstoppably determined humanity.”
Toronto Star

“the film The Dictator Hunter, is a remarkably well-observed film that plays out almost like a piece of drama, except that Brody’s dialogue is better than anything that Hollywood write”… 
CBS news