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?

Dr. Patrick Delaere is lecturer at the Faculty of Philosophy at Erasmus University Rotterdam, specialized in practical philosophy.

More information:
Date: 22 March 2018
Time: 19.30. Doors open: 19.00
Location: Erasmus Paviljoen
Moderation:Patrick Delaere
Entrance: Free. Register here!

Curious? Watch the trailer here.

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