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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 with both directors expected to 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 Garzon 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 June 2016.

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 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.

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Scottish Storytelling Centre
Netherbow Theatre



Wed 27 Sep

Full Price - £8.50

Start Time & Duration:
6.30pm (3hrs 30)

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