MUN Cinema Series: Cold Case Hammarskjöld
Thursday, Nov. 7, 7-9:15 p.m.
Cineplex Scotiabank Theatre, Avalon Mall
Cold Case Hammarskjöld (Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Belgium 2019) 128 min.
Directed by Mads Brügger.
With Mads Brügger, Göran Björkdahl, Dag Hammarskjöld, Neddy Banda et al.
Anyone old enough to remember will recall respected UN Secretary General Dag Hammarskjöld died in a plane crash in 1961. Well, if you believe that was an accident, we have a huge power dam in Labrador to sell you. The filmmakers set out to find out what really happened and ended up following a number of threads related to Cold War politics and African decolonization. This is a primer for History students and conspiracy lovers in general, a totally gripping, acclaimed doc that puts you right on the edge of your seat. There is so much going on here you will want to take notes. Consider that the Truth and Reconciliation Commission following Apartheid uncovered much to reinforce the theory that Hammarskjöld’s plane was rigged to fall, just for starters. We won’t say more, but please give this gripping doc a chance. It was practically designed for an audience of MUN Cinema.
Presented by MUN Cinema