Cold Case Hammarskjöld

A feature length documentary by Mads Brügger

a co-production with WingMan Media (DK), Piranya Films (N) and Laika Films (S)
supported by the Flanders Audiovisual Fund
a co-production with RTBF
in association with VRT


In 1961, Secretary General of the UN, Dag Hammarskjöld, 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. Hammarskjöld was both popular and controversial, believing he could make peace in Africa by giving the continent back to the Africans. The circumstances of the plane crash were always unclear but now the UN are reopening the case on the suspicion of assassination. The question is, who wanted Hammarskjöld dead and can the truth be revealed today?