The Verdict
Film and discussion

The Verdict | Film & Discussion

Start date

Thursday, 22 Mar 2018, 19:30

End date

Thursday, 22 Mar 2018, 22:00

Erasmus Paviljoen
The Verdict 22-03-2018

Always wanted to change the ending of a film? Now you can! In this thrilling courtroom drama it is you who decides on the film's outcome by voting ‘guilty’ or ‘not guilty’ on your phone.

The case:
An air force pilot shoots down a hijacked airplane, thus killing all the 164 passengers, in order to prevent the plane crashing into a football arena filled with 70,000 people. For this action the pilot now faces charges in court.

Can it be justified to shoot down a civilian plane, converted by terrorists into a deadly suicide missile?

You are a member of the jury and act as lay judge, together we will test the fundamental values of our society. You have the power to decide over the fate of a human being. What choice will you make?

The moderation of the discussion will be done by Dr. Patrick Delaere, lecturer at the Faculty of Philosophy at Erasmus University Rotterdam, specialized in practical philosophy.

The Verdict official trailer

More information

Date: 22 March 2018
Time: 19.30. Doors open: 19.00
Location: Erasmus Paviljoen
Moderation:Patrick Delaere
Entrance: Free

Organised by Studium Generale in association with the Jurdische Faculteitsvereniging Rotterdam (JFR).