The Secret Trial 5

Showings

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Fri, Nov 7, 2014 6:30 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Sun, Nov 9, 2014 3:30 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Mon, Nov 10, 2014 6:30 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Wed, Nov 12, 2014 6:30 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Thu, Nov 13, 2014 6:30 PM
Film Info
Runtime:84 minutes
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Amar Wala
Country Listing:Canada
Copyright:2014
Rating:PG
Cinema Extra
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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