The Secret Trial 5 is a crowdfunded documentary in-progress that examines the human impact of Canada’s “war on terror”; specifically the use of security certificates, a tool that allows for indefinite detention, with no charges, and secret evidence. Over the last decade, 5 men have been held under security certificates in Canada. They spent between 2 and 7 years in prison each. None of them have been charged with a crime.

These men are The Secret Trial 5, and YOU can help us tell their story.

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Hot Docs 2014 Screening Times

Posted on Thursday, March 20, 2014.


You will have THREE opportunities to see the film at Hot Docs:

  • World Premiere: Saturday April 26, 9:45 pm at the Isabel Bader Theatre
  • Monday April 28, 1:30 pm at the Isabel Bader Theatre
  • Wednesday April 30, 4:30 pm at the ROM Theatre


Hot Docs 2014 Press Conference

Posted on Wednesday, March 19, 2014.

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On Tuesday March 18th, Hot Docs rolled out their lineup for their 2014 festival and announced the World Premiere of THE SECRET TRIAL 5. Check out some pics from the press conference HERE.

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