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Attacking the Devil Screening


Panel Discussions


Series: Part of the Centre for Law, Justice and Journalism Screenings.

Sir Harold Evans

The Centre for Law,Justice and Journalism and The Bureau of Investigative Journalism invite you to the screening of Attacking The Devil: Harry Evans and the last Nazi War Crime. This documentary, which won the Special Jury award at this year's Sheffield International Documentary Festival, tells the story of the Sunday Times Insight team's investigation of the thalidomide scandal. The screening will be followed by a discussion with its director Jacqui Morris and Bruce Page and Elaine Potter - both of whom were members of the Insight team and appear in the film.

The screening is the first in a series of films about journalism, organised by the Centre for Law Justice and Journalism and curated by Christopher Hird, visiting Professor at City University London , and chair of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Bureau of Investigative Journalism.


  • Doors Open: 5.00 pm
  • Film starts: 5.30 pm
  • Drinks: 8.00 pm
  • Panel Discussion: 7.15 pm

About the Film

As editor of the Sunday Times for fourteen years, Sir Harold Evans proved to be the right man in the right place at the right time. In an investigative climate all too rare by today's standards, Evans had the freedom and resources to allow teams of journalists to work on long-term projects, including the exposure of Kim Philby as a Soviet spy. As Evans himself details in this stylish documentary, his longest and most hard fought campaign was for the victims of Thalidomide. Originally developed by the Germans in World War II to counter effect sarin gas, post-war the drug was blithely prescribed by British doctors as an antidote to morning sickness, leading to tens of thousands of children born with serious defects. The Sunday Times' fight to win compensation for their struggling families would take more than a decade, as Evans tenaciously pursued the drug companies through the English courts and beyond.

(Carol Nahra)

  • Director(s): Jacqui Morris, David Morris
  • Producer(s): Jacqui Morris
  • Country: United Kingdom, Canada
  • Year: 2014

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When & where

5.00pm - 8.30pmThursday 23rd October 2014

Oliver Thompson Lecture Theatre Tait Building City, University of London 10 Northampton Square London EC1V 0HB United Kingdom

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Centre for Law, Justice & Journalism

City University London
Northampton Square
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7040 8457

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