Teaser #2 from Quiet Triumph: The Royal Order of the Polar star

On 21 October 2003, King Karl XVI Gustaf of Sweden presented the Royal Order of the Polar star to Professor Tang Houzhi, Professor Sergei N Lebedev, and Judge Howard M Holtzmann. Watch this unique moment in the second teaser from the film Quiet Triumph – How arbitration changed the world, premiering at the SCC Centennial 19 January 2017.

Professor. Houzi, Professor Lebedev, and Judge Holzmann received the Order in appreciation of their outstanding achievements in international arbitration, in particular for their work in this field related to Sweden.

Watch the teaser here: 


The success of international arbitration is generally only understood by the actors working within it and now is the time to make an unknown story known. For many centuries, international arbitration has played an important role in enabling peaceful and constructive relationships among states. By enabling common rules and peaceful dispute resolution, arbitration has been an important building block in the growth of international trade and economic development.

The documentary film QUIET TRIUMPH, directed by Swedish documentary film producer Martin Borgs, tells the story of international arbitration, with events in Sweden in the foreground.

The film will premiere during the SCC Centennial celebrations on 19 January 2017 in Stockholm.

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Martin Borgs, Director of Quiet Triumph

Since his debut 1200 miljarder (1200 Billions), Martin has produced eight documentaries. Among those Overdose—The Next Financial Crisis, an award-winning documentary that has been broadcasted in over 50 countries and attracted more than 3.5 million views on YouTube.

His latest production Någon annan betalar (Somebody Else Pays) broke the Swedish record for crowdfunding of a movie, and instantly became a YouTube-hit. 

Martin serves as a member of the board of the The Swedish Arts Council since 2011.

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