The Secret Trial 5
Showings
Bloor Hot Docs CinemaFri, Nov 7, 2014 6:30 PM Not Available
 
Bloor Hot Docs CinemaSun, Nov 9, 2014 3:30 PM Not Available
 
Bloor Hot Docs CinemaMon, Nov 10, 2014 6:30 PM Not Available
 
Bloor Hot Docs CinemaWed, Nov 12, 2014 6:30 PM Not Available
 
Bloor Hot Docs CinemaThu, Nov 13, 2014 6:30 PM Not Available
 
Film Info
Run Time:84 minutes
Director(s):Amar Wala
Country:Canada
Released:2014
Rating:PG
Distributed by:Blue Ice Docs Inc.
Description

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.

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