March 18th: THE SECRET TRIAL 5

Posted: February 15, 2015 in Uncategorized


Location: Hyland Cinema 240 Wharncliffe Road South, London, ON N6J 2L4
Co-presented by: and Prisoners’ Justice Film Festival
Facebook: The Secret Trial 5 – LONDON Premier screening (with Film-makers present)

The festival takes place on the lands of the Haudenosaunee, Anishinaabek, Huron-Wendat, and Attawandaron Peoples. All events are free (donations welcome), wheelchair accessible, and scent-reduced—please do not use or wear scented products, including essential oils.


Director: Amar Wala

Country: Canada Year: 2014 Run-time: 84min Film Logline: How did five men spend nearly 30 years in prison combined, without ever being charged with a crime? Film Synopsis: 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 Muslim men for nearly 30 years combined. To date, none have 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.

Advance tickets: $8

Tickets at the door: $10 Advance tickets available at:
Event Name: Jayu Presents THE SECRET TRIAL 5 with filmmakers in attendance for post-screening

Q&A Event Description: Award-winning documentary The Secret Trial 5 is embarking on a cross-country tour to create awareness about the balance between national security and civil liberties in Canada. Join the discussion #ST5film



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