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The Secret Trial 5: Free Documentary ScreeningOctober 10, 2017
The Secret Trial 5 is a sobering examination of the Canadian government’s use of security certificates, a Kafkaesque tool that allows for indefinite detention without charges, based on evidence not revealed to the accused or their lawyers. This device has been created to specifically attack people of colour –of whom “match” the preconceived physical notions of “terrorism” in the west. 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 has been charged with a crime or 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.
Join the Centre for International Studies (C.I.S) for a free screening of this evocative and important film by Amar Wala and Noah Bingham about the human impact of the “War on Terror”. Admission is free, and we encourage members of both the university and the Sackville community to attend.
Note: The screening is located on the top floor of the R.P. Bell Library, however, there is an elevator. For more information about the film, visit http://secrettrial5.com/.