Movie Night
"A Civil Action"
Wednesday, 17.05.2017 - 19:00

BASED ON A TRUE STORY Jan Schlichtmann, a tenacious lawyer, is addressed by a group of families. When investigating the seemingly non-profiting case, he finds it to be a major environmental issue that has a lot of impact potential. A leather production company could be responsible for several deadly cases of leukemia, but also is the main employer for the area. Schlichtmann and his three colleagues set out to have the company forced to decontaminate the affected areas, and of course to sue for a major sum of compensation. But the lawyers of the leather company’s mother company are not easy to get to, and soon Schlichtmann and his friends find themselves in a battle of mere survival.

Film in English with subtitles in English.

Moderator: Emmanuelle Devuyst, Advocacy Officer Jesuit European Social Centre

Light snack will be served during the film.


May the road rise up
to meet you
may the wind be
always at your back