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Cold Case Hammarskjold



Cold Case Hammarskjold


Thursday 31 October 8.30pm Channel 039

On September 18 1961, UN Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld died in a mysterious plane crash in Northern Rhodesia while en route to negotiate a ceasefire during the Congo Crisis. Danish provocateur Mads Brügger reopens the case after 50 years of conjecture and speculation about what really happened. Was Hammarskjöld assassinated because of his outspoken advocacy for African self-determinism? Criss-crossing the continent on a search for the meagre scraps of truth, Brügger instead uncovers a murky conspiracy more chilling than anyone could have imagined. “A singular experience that counts as one of the most disturbing and provocative non-fiction films in years” Variety. Winner of the Director Award for World Cinema – Documentary at Sundance Film Festival 2019.