- Directed by Mads Brügger, ‘Cold Case Hammarskjold’ looks into the suspicious circumstances of the 1961 plane crash that killed the UN Secretary General
- The film talks to Alexander Jones, an ex-member of a militia that claimed to be behind the crash, who says the group spread HIV to black South Africans
- Expert considers the claims to be dubious and potentially harmful with AIDS conspiracy theories already eroding public trust in medical professionals
- The documentary premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday
By Michael Nam | 27 January 2019
DAILY MAIL — A documentary team investigating a South African militia’s possible role in assassinating the second UN Secretary General, Dag Hammarskjold, makes incredible claims that AIDS was used as a weapon of genocide.
The film ‘Cold Case Hammarskjold,’ directed by and starring Mads Brügger, debuted Saturday at the Sundance Film Festival, alleging a shady militia organization called the South African Institute for Maritime Research (SAIMR) spread HIV in an effort to ‘to eradicate black people,’ according to the New York Times.
A former militia member named Alexander Jones, claims that his organization used phony vaccinations in the early 1990s to spread the virus that causes AIDS.
‘We were at war,’ said Jones. ‘Black people in South Africa were the enemy.’ […]