In 1961, Secretary General of the UN, Dag Hammarskjold, died in a plane crash in Northern Rhodesia. He was en route to ceasefire negotiations between non-combatant UN forces and troops from the breakaway state of Katanga. Was the crash an accident, or was he assassinated? 

Hammarskjold 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 Hammarskjold and 15 other people were shot down,    

Production and distribution

Production Year:
2018
Production country:
Denmark
Co production country:
Norway
Sweden
Release date (international):
2019-01-25
Production company:
Wingman Media ApS
Co production company:
Piraya Film AS
Laika Films
Producer:
Peter Engel
Co producer:
Bjarte Mørner Tveit
Andreas Rocksen
Sales agent:
DR Sales

Festivals

2019:
Sundance Film Festival
2019:
Göteborg International Film Festival

Crew

Director:
Mads Brügger

Technical information

Format:
DCP 2k
Length in mins:
90'

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