Imagine spending years in prison without being charged
with a crime or knowing exactly what you’re accused of.
A film about the human impact of the “War on Terror,”
The Secret Trial 5 is a sobering examination of the
Canadian government’s use of security certificates, a
tool that allows for indefinite detention without charges,
based on evidence not revealed to the accused or their
lawyers. Over the last decade, this rare and highly
controversial device has been used to detain five men for
nearly 30 years combined. To date, none of them have
been charged with a crime or have seen the evidence
against them. Through the experience of the detainees
and their families, the film raises poignant questions
about the balance between security and liberty.
Filmmakers and special guests will participate in Q&As
following all screenings.