Cold Case Hammarskjöld

Stranger says: In 1961, UN Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld died in a plane crash on his way to the Congo to oversee ceasefire negotiations between UN forces and the Katanga rebels. For years, many have suspected foul play over the official's demise. Hammarskjöld may have been too anti-colonialist for certain UN powers' states, for one thing. In this muckraking documentary, Mads Brügger makes the case that Hammarskjöld's strange death was just one result of an incredibly evil conspiracy. Whether you buy everything he claims or not (and the New York Times has challenged some of his most incendiary implications), he unveils some truly shocking facts.

SIFF says: A shocking and exhilarating investigation into the mysterious death of Dag Hammarskjöld, the Secretary-General of the United Nations who died in a plane crash in 1961, one that points to a global conspiracy more nefarious than anybody could have imagined.

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Mads Brügger
Mads Brügger