Mick Jackson, UK / USA, 2016, 110’
Based on Deborah E. Lipstadt’s acclaimed book History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier and adapted for the screen by David Hare (The Reader). Lipstadt’s (Rachel Weisz) legal battle for historical truth against David Irving (Timothy Spall), who accused her of libel when she declared him a Holocaust Denier. In the English legal system, the burden of proof is on the accused; therefore it was up to Lipstadt and her legal team to prove that the Holocaust happened.
Wednesday 22 February @ 8.35pm