SOAS University of London

The Reinvestigation of the Death of Dag Hammarskjöld

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Nancy Kacungira, Paul van Zyl, Professor Stephen Chan OBE, Dr Dan Plesch and Andreas Rocksen

Date: 10 October 2019Time: 6:30 PM

Finishes: 10 October 2019Time: 8:30 PM

Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre

Type of Event: Discussion

As the United Nations released its much awaited report into the mysterious death of United Nations Secretary General Dag Hammarskjöld, this panel will discuss the revelations already put into public domain by a new award-winning documentary film Cold Case Hammarskjöld.

The film, described as “mind blowing” by the Washington Post is having its UK premiere at London Film Festival and will play on the BBC later in the year. After 6 years of research, the filmmakers have named the RAF pilot who, according to new evidence, uncovered by the film downed the Secretary General’s plane in Zambia in 1961.

The film also includes the testimony of an ex-mercenary whistleblower who describes how his secretive organisation, SAIMR, based in South Africa under the apartheid regime, was attempting to spread HIV in the black population of southern Africa.

The event will include clips from the film, including unseen testimony from the whistleblower. The aim of this event is to encourage further research and investigation into these allegations of post-colonial crimes raised by the film.

The discussion moderated by Nancy Kacungira, Reporter, BBC World. Speakers include Paul van Zyl (Executive Secretary of South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission), Professor Stephen Chan OBE, Dr Dan Plesch (both SOAS) and Andreas Rocksen (Producer, Cold Case Hammarskjöld.) 

This event is jointly hosted by docsociety and SOAS University of London

Tickets are free and can be obtained here - The Reinvestigation of the Death of Dag Hammarskjöld Tickets

Organiser: docsociety and SOAS University of London

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