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Posted by on Oct 27, 2014 in General News

The Secret Trial 5: The human impact of the “war on terror”

VOW Treasurer Catherine Lathwell has been involved with the project “The Secret Trial 5” since 2011. It is a documentary that will be shown at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema November 7th-13th, 2014.

The following is a description found on the Hot Docs web page:

Imagine spending years in prison without being charged with a crime or knowing exactly what you’re accused of. A film about the human impact of the “War on Terror,” The Secret Trial 5 is a sobering examination of the Canadian government’s use of security certificates, a tool that allows for indefinite detention without charges, based on evidence not revealed to the accused or their lawyers. 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 of them have been charged with a crime or have 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.

Filmmakers and special guests will participate in Q&As following all screenings.

For more information click here.