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The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies - Film Screening
Wed 31 May 2017, 17:45 – 20:30 BST
The Lost of Honour of Christopher Jefferies (Roger Michell, 2014)
A new project by Brunel University London, entitled Knowing Our Rights, aims to increase and deepen our knowledge of the European Convention of Human Rights in the UK, and its importance in maintaining these liberties after the UK’s exit from the European Union. This is particularly urgent given that the Conservatives have repeatedly threatened to abolish the Human Rights Act 1998, which incorporates the Convention into UK law.
As part of the project, a series of film screenings will vividly illustrate what can happen when rights are abused. To launch the programme, we will be presenting The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies (Roger Michell, 2014).
Based on the true story of a retired schoolteacher wrongly accused of murdering his tenant, this indictment of press and police malpractice demonstrates above all the importance of the right to privacy.
The film will be introduced by Christopher Jefferies himself, and will be followed by a discussion of the issues raised featuring the film’s producer and director, and Brian Cathcart, who founded the pressure group Hacked Off, which campaigns on behalf of victims of press malpractice.
The screening will provide an opportunity to explore these complex issues in a dramatic and accessible way, and to hear first hand from the people involved in the actual events and the dramatization of them.
All tickets to the event are free, and refreshments will be provided.
Please note - doors will open at 5.45pm for a prompt start at 6.00pm
Please join us!