This event is a Venue Rental organised by Starsevents. The meet & greet is sold out, but there are still tickets for the extra screening at 11:30

After the release of “Leaving Neverland” in early 2019, public opinion formed quickly and the American singer Michael Jackson- who passed away in 2009- has posthumously been deemed guilty of pedophilia by many people. Is it not a dangerous trend in society when people are publicly tried and convicted, without the chance of a fair hearing? The documentary Square One explores the allegations around Michael Jackson and forms a substantial rebuttal.

Square One, directed by the Chinese Canadian filmmaker Danny Wu, examines mainly the child sexual abuse claims brought against Jackson by the Chandler family in 1993, which resulted in a multi-million dollar settlement. This film shows what happened behind the scenes. It features interviews with award winning investigative journalist Charles Thomson, who has forensic knowledge of the case,  Jacksons’ nephew Taj Jackson, as well as witnesses of the 2005 trial Jenny Winings, Josephine Zohny and Geraldine Hughes, former legal secretary of the lawyer of the Chandlers family.

Directly after the screening there will be a unique opportunity to ask questions in a Q&A with the director Danny Wu, Taj Jackson and other members of the cast. Especially for this event they are traveling from the USA and Canada to share their story.

After the Q&A we invite you to join us for a drink and an informal meet and greet with  the filmcrew in the foyer of de Balie.

Early Bird Price (until 26 dec). Regular: 20 euro.  Including Meet&Greet and drinks: 35 euro

Regular Price (27 dec onwards). Regular: 25 euro. Including Meet&Greet and drinks: 40 euro

Speakers:

Danny Wu is a filmmaker from Vancouver, Canada. His film Square One has premiered in over 10 cities across 3 continents including Los Angeles, London and Shanghai. He strives to investigate through an objective lens.

Taj Jackson is the eldest son of Tito Jackson, former member of the Jackson 5. And he is the nephew of Michael Jackson.  He is an American singer and member of the multi-platinum band “3 T”.

Josephine Zohny holds a bachelor’s degree in music business from New York University and she also studied at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. Zohny was an acquaintance of Jordan Chandler, the 1993 accuser. She is speaking out publicly for the first time in the documentary Square One

Jenny Winings is a Michael Jackson fan. She had the chance to spend time with Michael Jackson at Neverland several times. She was an important witness in the 2005 trial.

 

Nederlands:

Nadat Leaving Neverland begin 2019 werd uitgezonden, was de publieke opinie snel gevormd en wordt de Amerikaanse zanger Michael Jackson –die in 2009 overleed- postuum door velen schuldig geacht aan pedofilie. Is het geen gevaarlijke trend in de maatschappij als mensen publiekelijk worden veroordeeld zonder kans op een weerwoord? De documentaire Square One behandelt de aantijgingen rondom Michael Jackson en vormt een onderbouwd tegengeluid.

Square One, geregisseerd door de Chinees Canadese filmmaker Danny Wu, zoomt voornamelijk in op de allereerste seksueel misbruik beschuldigingen tegen Jackson door de Chandler familie in 1993, die volgens de media voor miljoenen is afgekocht. De documentaire laat zien wat er zich destijds achter de schermen afspeelde. De film bevat interviews met de prijswinnende onderzoeksjournalist Charles Thomson, die op de hoogte is van alle rechtszaken rondom Jackson; Jackson’s neef Taj Jackson; en getuigen van de rechtszaak in 2005, waaronder Jenny Winings, Josephine Zohny en Geraldine Hughes, de voormalig juridisch secretaresse van de advocaat van de Chandler familie.

Direct na afloop van de film is er de gelegenheid om vragen te stellen aan de filmmaker Danny Wu, Taj Jackson, en andere leden van de filmcast. Zij komen speciaal voor dit evenement uit de USA en Canada overvliegen om hun verhaal te vertellen.

Na afloop van de Q&A bent u van harte uitgenodigd om met de filmcrew informeel na te praten en te borrelen in de foyer van de Balie.

Early Bird prijzen (t/m 26 dec). Normaal: 20 euro. Inclusief meet&greet en borrel: 35 euro

Normale prijzen (vanaf 27 dec). Normaal: 25 euro. Inclusief meet&greet en borrel: 40 euro