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Bell Media Hot Docs Showcase - Cold Case: Hammarskjöld

  • Metro Cinema 8712 109 Street Northwest Edmonton, AB, T6G 1E9 Canada (map)

Directed by: Mads Brügger | 128 minutes | Denmark/Norway/Sweden/Belgium | 2019

In 1961, Secretary General of the UN, Dag Hammarskjöld, died in a plane crash in Northern Rhodesia. He was en route to ceasefire negotiations between non combatant UN forces and troops from the breakaway state of Katanga. He was taking a stance in the fight against colonialism in times of instability and the Cold War.

What started as conspiracy theories have evolved into a growing consensus that Hammarskjöld and 15 other people were shot down, inciting the UN to reopen the case on the suspicion of assassination.

Screening presented as part of:

Earlier Event: May 11
Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes
Later Event: May 11
Who Let The Dogs Out