In Search of a Better World

The remarkable story of Payam Akhavan, one of the world’s leading human rights lawyers and his fight for justice for the Rohingya.
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In Search of a Better World

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IN SEARCH OF A BETTER WORLD is the remarkable story of Payam Akhavan, one of the world’s leading human rights lawyers.

Born in Iran, Payam came to Canada at the age of nine with his family, because of persecution by the Islamic Republic against the Baha’i minority to which they belonged. Moved by the courage of a 16-year-old girl who was hanged for demanding her human rights, Payam, now a renowned scholar and advocate in leading human rights cases before the world’s highest tribunals such as the International Court of Justice and as Special Advisor on Genocide to the International Criminal Court, committed his life in Mona’s memory to fight for justice for victims of genocide.

This documentary takes viewers on a dramatic journey from Payam’s childhood in Iran, to inside the Rohingya refugee camps and on to the World Court at The Hague; and provides proof of the resilience of the human spirit and that in recognizing the oneness of the world will be what saves humanity.

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