Educational (K-12 Classroom Edition)
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 has 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.
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K-12 Classroom Version - Recommended for grade levels: 7-12
DVD INCLUDES: 84 min. theatrical film • Scene Selections for classroom use. Teacher's Guide included.
RECOMMENDED AREAS OF STUDY: Activism, Biography, Canadian Studies, Citizenship and Civics, Community, Film Studies, Global Issues, Government, Human Rights, Immigration, International Studies, Islamic Studies, Journalism, Law: Immigration/Constitutional/Criminal, Policy and Governance, Media Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Migration and Refugees, National Security, Philosophy, Political Studies, Race and Racism, Religion, Social Studies, Social Justice, Sociology, United Nations, War and Peace, War on Terror, World Religions.