From November 6 to 8, Europe will live by the rhythm of the LUX Film Days!
On November 8 at 8 pm, at BOZAR, FREE screening of Cold Case Hammarskjöld in the presence of the director Mads Brügger.
It will be followed by a Q&A streamed live in several European countries!
FREE SCREENING UPON REGISTRATION
>The screening will be preceded by a cocktail<
It's the European Parliament #LuxPrize, @CreativeEuropeEU and #Europa Cinemas which have joined forces to orchestrate the simultaneous screenings of the 3 #LuxPrize finalists!
In the presence of the director.
Cold Case Hammarskjöld revisits the unexplained death of United Nations Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld on 18 September 1961: Hammarskjöld’s plane crashed in mysterious circumstances just as he was preparing to meet Moïse Tshombe, the leader of the rebel province of Katanga, which had just declared independence from the Congo. Hammarskjöld was hoping to resolve a conflict in which massive interests were at stake by convincing Katanga — which was backed at the time by Union Minière, a powerful Belgian company with considerable economic interests in Africa — to rejoin the independent Congo.
More than half a century later, Danish journalist and director Mads Brügger decided to look into the case with the help of Swedish private investigator Göran Björkdahl. Mads Brügger’s film covers all the stages in the investigation — from the identification of those involved at the time to the efforts to trace and interview witnesses, a search of the crash site to find fragments of the plane buried in the soil, and the analysis and cross-referencing of information from various documents — which would eventually put the two men on the trail of a clandestine white supremacist paramilitary organisation based in South Africa, which may have been involved in the UN Secretary-General’s assassination. We follow the investigators as they uncover other, almost unimaginable crimes.