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Thu 10 Oct 2019 18:30 - 20:30

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Shooters interested in investigative docs...

Discussion with film clips:

Introduced by: Baroness Valerie Amos, SOAS director and previously UN Under-Secretary-General.

Moderated by: Nancy Kacungira, Reporter, BBC World

With: Paul Van Zyl, Executive Secretary of South Africa’s post-apartheid Truth and Reconciliation Commission from 1995 to 1998

Andreas Rocksen, Producer of Cold Case Hammarskjöld

and experts from SOAS

Presented by Doc Society and SOAS University of London

As the United Nations releases its much awaited report into the mysterious death of United Nations Secretary General Dag Hammarskjöld, this panel will discuss the revelations already put into public domain by a new award-winning documentary film Cold Case Hammarskjöld.

The film, described as “mind blowing” by the Washington Post is having its UK premiere at London Film Festival and will play on BBC Storyville on BBC Four later in the year. After 6 years of research, the filmmakers have named the RAF pilot who, according to new evidence, uncovered by the film downed the Secretary General’s plane in Zambia in 1961.

The film also includes the testimony of an ex-mercenary whistleblower who describes how his secretive organisation, SAIMR, based in South Africa under the apartheid regime, was attempting to spread HIV in the black population of southern Africa.

The event will include clips from the film, including unseen testimony from the whistleblower. The aim of this event is to encourage further research and investigation into these allegations of post-colonial crimes raised by the film.

“It's impossible to emerge from this film without being shaken to your core. Mission accomplished: mind blown”. Washington Post ****