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Jan 24
Sheridan's Film for Thought Series in cooperation with the Mississauga Library System presents: Denial | Screening and Discussion

Time 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Location Auditorium, Mississauga Central Library, 301 Burnhamthorpe Rd. W, Mississauga, Ontario

Sheridan’s Film For Thought series invites you to a screening of the highly acclaimed historical drama Denial to commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Denial dramatizes the legal battle between historian Deborah Lipstadt and notorious Holocaust denier David Irving. After Lipstadt spoke out against Irving for his falsification of history, he sued her for libel. In the English legal system, the burden of proof is on the defendant, which meant Lipstadt and her legal team had to prove the essential truth of the Holocaust during the trial. Denial recounts their fight for historical truth and uncovers the motives and tactics of the Holocaust denial movement.

“Freedom of speech means you can say whatever you want. What you can't do is lie and expect not to be held accountable for it. Not all opinions are equal. And some things happened, just like we say they do.” - Deborah Lipstadt in Denial.

The Guardian called Denial an “overwhelmingly relevant assertion of truth” and a “breath of fresh air.” We hope you can join us for the screening and for a discussion of the trial’s significance and the continued threat posed by Holocaust deniers in an era of “alternative facts.”

  • DATE: January 24, 2018 
  • TIME: Doors open at 6:00 pm (light refreshments will be served), with formal programme of screening and discussions commencing at 6:15 pm.
  • LOCATION: Auditorium, Mississauga Central Library, 301 Burnhamthorpe Rd. W. (About a five-minute walk from the Hazel McCallion Campus)

This event is open to the public, and seating is on a first come first served basis, so we would encourage you to arrive early.

To see the film’s trailer and to learn more, please visit https://bleeckerstreetmedia.com/denial.  

 

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