The Troublemaker – Behind the scenes of the U.N. (2014)


What happens when a Latin American priest suspended by the Pope for his involvement in revolutionary politics becomes President of the General Assembly of the United Nations? A year in the life of our only global parliament through the eyes of Father Miguel, a man whose directness and plain speaking clashes with the protocols and polished diplomatic language of this venerable, dying 66 year old institution. With unique access inside the U.N. the film takes the viewer behind the scenes, shedding light on its opaque mechanisms and power dynamics. Father Miguel was President of the General Assembly in 2008/2009 but his story is timeless and allows us to take stock of the U.N. today.