What is the documentary about?
Duty of Care is the inside story of Roger Cox, the lawyer who initiated ground-breaking legal actions against the Dutch government and oil giant Shell. The result: two landmark rulings that sent shockwaves through political offices and corporate boardrooms around the world, and led to a wave of international climate cases. This is a character-driven journey through the highs and lows of his trials, featuring a cast of creative lawyers, activists, and ordinary citizens pursuing what they see as the legal showdown of the century. Their story is set against interviews with world-leading experts on the principles of justice that can be applied to the greatest challenge humanity has ever faced.
Who is Nic Balthazar?
After his studies in Germanic Languages, Nic took his first steps in the media as a film journalist and later became a radio and television maker and presenter. His film debut Ben X was a compelling drama that won numerous international awards and opened the debate about bullying and autism. Tot Always (Ensor for Best Film 2012) was a haunting story about euthanasia. For his film Everybody Happy, he already received the prize for best director at the Montreal Film Festival.
As a writer, theater and documentary maker, Nic Balthazar is a man of many talents and is also known for his many years of commitment to sustainability and against global warming.
As a presenter/moderator, he combines an infectious flair with a smooth and sympathetic appearance. With a touch of humor on time and on time, he effortlessly takes speakers and audience in tow on a very wide field of subjects. He speaks seven languages and has a very varied background knowledge.
📅 WHEN? Monday 24h of October from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
🎟️ PRICE? 10 EUR to be paid in CASH at the entrance*
📍 WHERE? LIVE SESSION AT CINEMA GALERIES (Galerie de la Reine 26, 1000 Brussels) >> REGISTER HERE.
*Price includes a drink at the end of the session
The session will be in English
The Subtitle will be in Dutch