Friday, 12 April 2013

Lockerbie campaigner's efforts to find truth made into a movie

[This is the headline over a report in today’s edition of The Herald, picking up yesterday's post on this blog.  It reads in part:]

Lockerbie campaigner Dr Jim Swire's efforts to achieve justice for his daughter and other victims are to be made into a film.

Dr Swire, whose daughter Flora died when Pan Am Flight 103 was blown up over Scotland in 1988, has been working with two US production companies on the film.
Amber Entertainment, whose founder worked on such titles as Dangerous Liaisons, The Golden Compass and Ripley's Game, will develop the film alongside Forecast Pictures, according to US magazine Variety.
Dr Swire was tight-lipped about who would star as himself, having signed a confidentiality agreement. He said: "All I can tell you is that the script for it has been worked on for some time. I've been interviewed by the people who are creating the film script."
Asked which actor would play him, Dr Swire said: "I do know the names of some people who are still on the wish list but I'm not at liberty to divulge that. They start off by mentioning almost every actor any normal person would have heard of.
"Eventually, I suppose out the other end of the mincing machine will come a name for someone who's actually prepared to do it. I don't flatter myself for a minute into thinking that somebody terribly famous will be paid to do it."
Dr Swire is a leading figure in the fight for truth about the terrorist atrocity which killed all 259 passengers and crew, and 11 on the ground.
He admitted elements of his campaign may have been controversial but hoped the wider tale of a father seeking justice would have a powerful impact.
"There's a good lesson to be learnt from the fact that no matter how much evil you apply to other people by murdering their children... you cannot suppress the human urge to look for the truth. We have an absolute right to be told the truth by our countries," he said.

1 comment:

  1. MISSION LOCKERBIE, 2013. (google translation, german/english language):

    Exellent the perseverance and the power of Dr. Jim Swire, to bring the truth on the day !
    I hope that the sequence shown in the film, where by MEBO Ltd. in Zurich was forensically demostrated, that the allegedly found of a manipulated MST-13 Timerfragment (PT/35) in Lockerbie - consists with 8 layers of fiberglass (prototype) which has not been delivered to Libya. .
    The 20 piece MST-13 timer - which was delivered to the military procurement of Libya, two years before the bombing of PanAm 103 over Lockerbie - had been fabricated from 9 layers of fiberglass.
    Al Megrahi's "last interview" on 22 December 2011: He again denies any involvement in the bombing. He says: "I am an innocent man. I am about to die and I ask now to be left in peace with my family."
    The deceased Al Megrahi and Libya have nothing to do with the Lockerbie tragedy, the true assassin of PANAM 103 is still free...
    Many thanks and Congratulations to Dr. Jim Swire.

    by Edwin and Mahnaz Bollier, MEBO Ltd. Telecommunication Switzerland. URL: