CFE Film Series: Official Secrets

CFE Film Series: Official Secrets

Tuesday May 12, 2020 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Ryerson University
Room 307, School of Image Arts
122 Bond St. (corner of Gould St.)
Toronto, Ontario

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One day in 2003, in the lead up to the Iraq War, British intelligence specialist Katharine Gun receives a memo from the NSA with a shocking directive: the United States is enlisting Britain's help in collecting compromising information on U.N. Security Council members to blackmail them into voting in favor of an invasion of Iraq. Unable to stand by and watch the world be rushed into war, Gun makes the gut-wrenching decision to defy her government and leak the memo to the press.


“suspenseful, enraging and one of the best political films ever made.”
-- Ben Rolph, Discussing Film

“Hood succeeds in producing one of the best films of the year, a story of heroism by a woman who had nothing to gain, but everything to lose.”
--Sara Clements, Exclaim!

“gripping, articulate and hugely relevant”
-- Chris Hunneysett, Daily Mirror (UK)


Introduction and post-screening discussion led by Ruth Merskey, Senior Fellow, Centre for Free Expression.

Co-sponsored with the Documentary Media Research Centre at Ryerson University.

This event is free and no registration is required.

Please contact if you require accommodation to ensure inclusion in this event.