COLD CASE HAMMARKSJÖLD
In 1961, Secretary General of the United Nations, Dag Hammarskjöld, died in a plane crash in Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia). He was en route to cease-fire negotiations between non-combatant UN forces and troops from the breakaway state of Katanga. Was it an accident or was he assassinated? Hammarskjöld was both popular and controversial, taking a stance in the fight against colonialism in times of instability and the Cold War. What started as perhaps unlikely conspiracy theories involving conglomerates fighting for minerals and metal resources has evolved into a growing consensus that Hammarskjöld and fifteen other people were shot down. For several years ago, Swedish aid worker Göran Björkdahl received a plate from the plane wreck from his father with some suspicious holes in it. This plate kickstarted a private investigation on which Björkdahl has spent the past 14 years. He has ploughed his way through several archives around the world and been interviewing witnesses previously too scared to come forward. Inciting the UN to reopen the case on the suspicion of assassination. Expected release in 2016.
Instruktør: Mads Brügger
Producer: Peter Engel, Nadja N.Kristensen
Executive Producer: Morten Bundgaard
Co-produktionsselskab: Piraya Film
Co-producer: Bjarte Mørner Tveit/ Piraya Film (NO), Andreas Rocksén/ Laika Film og Fredrik Zander/ CHimney Stockholm (SE)
Genre: dokumentar, 90 minutes