Events

HACKING JUSTICE + PANEL: NATIONAL SECURITY VS FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION

Scottish Storytelling Centre
Netherbow Theatre
Film
Cinemaattic

Cinemaattic is delighted to announce that Homage to Catalonia –
Scotland’s Catalan Film Festival’s opening film will be Hacking Justice,
a documentary directed by Clara Lopez Rubio and Juan Pancorbo. The
screening is a UK premiere and it is expected that both directors will
travel from Berlin to attend, alongside Wikileaks legal adviser Renata
Avila. The documentary follows the legal defence led by Judge Baltasar
Garzon to demonstrate the innocence of Wikileaks’ founder Julian
Assange. Garzon, prominent figure in the defence of universal human
rights has investigated crimes and abuses in countries such as Chile,
Chad and Argentina.

Supported by Goethe Institute Scotland and Institut Ramon Llull,
Cinemaattic has confirmed the presence of the directors Clara Lopez
Rubio and Juan Pancorbo. To better contextualise Assange’s legal process
Cinemaattic have also invited Renata Avila, Guatemalan human rights
lawyer specialised in Intellectual Property and Technology. She’s been
advising WikiLeaks and Julian Assange under the direction of Baltasar
Garzón and will be joined by law Human Rights and Legal experts from
University of Edinburgh.

‘Hacking Justice’ produced by Mediapro and Inselfilm Berlin premiered at
DocsBarcelona last June, now arrives for first time to the UK.

Panel Discussion: National Security VS Freedom of Expression

The film will be followed by a panel discussion on the balance between
national security and freedom of expression.

Cinemaattic has confirmed the attendance of the directors and part of
the Wikileaks legal team. They will take part in a panel debate after
the film on the contesting debate between National Security vs Freedom
of Information with Human Rights and Legal experts from University of
Edinburgh. Amongst them,

Renata Avila, is the Senior Digital Rights Advisor for the World Wide
Web Foundation. She is a Guatemalan human rights lawyer and digital
rights advocate. Specialising in Intellectual Property and Technology,
she works in the intersection between human rights, information,
technological change and the power disparities between the Global North
and South. A Courage Foundation trustee and human rights lawyer. She’s
been advising WikiLeaks and Julian Assange under the direction of
Baltasar Garzón, on human rights grounds.

Dimitros Kagiaros, He has taught constitutional law, administrative law
and human rights law at the University of Edinburgh and the University
of Hull. He was awarded his PhD for his thesis ‘Whistle-blowing and
democratic governance: Public Interest limitations in Security and
Intelligence’ in 2015.

27 Sep
18:30 - 22:00
£8.50