Tuesday, September 3rd, at 7:15pm
In 1961, UN secretary-general Dag Hammarskjöld’s plane mysteriously crashed in Central Africa, killing him and most of the crew. With the case still unsolved 50-plus years later, Danish journalist, filmmaker, and provocateur Mads Brügger leads us down an investigative rabbit hole from Zambia and South Africa to the U.K., the U.S., Russia, Spain, and beyond to unearth the truth. Brügger begins to sniff out something more monumental than anything they’d initially imagined. Brügger sweeps you into a world of intrigue and uncovers a critical secret that could send shockwaves around the world. This incredible true story rivals any Hollywood thriller. (123 mins)
Post-film discussion by Christer Persson, Former Swedish diplomat to Nicaragua, European Union ambassador to Nicaragua, professor of International law at UAM (Universidad Americana) in Managua, and now professor of Political Science at Old Dominion University in Latin American Politics.
“Cold Case Hammarskjöld” is a singular experience that counts as one of the most honestly disturbing and provocative nonfiction films in years.” – Owen Gleiberman, Variety
“A funny, gripping, crazed take on the mystery investigation drama.” – Dan Fienberg, Hollywood Reporter