The SCC Centennial: Film premiere of The Quiet Triumph
The documentary film ”The Quiet Triumph: How Arbitration Changed the World” premiered last week, during the celebration of the SCC Centennial. Nearly 700 guests from around the world gathered at Stockholm’s Rigoletto theatre for the event.
Speaking to the audience before the film, Swedish documentary film maker Martin Borgs introduced the film and its unsung heroes. “Why make a movie about arbitration?” he asked. “The question is the answer. Why do you do what you do?” he continued, addressing an issue explored in the film.
SCC Secretary General Annette Magnusson explained the background to the film project, which was initiated in 2013: “Every film begins with a story that needs to be told, and this story began with the SCC Centennial - but quickly expanded into something much bigger. Because the story of international arbitration in Sweden and at the SCC is a reflection of a much bigger story.”
The film describes the history of international arbitration, with a focus on peace and international trade. It also portrays the well-known Swedish arbitrator Gunnar Lagergren, who presided over the Iran-US Claims Tribunal and the Taba arbitration between Israel and Egypt. Mr Lagergren’s widow participates in the film, as do arbitration experts from China, Russia, United States and Sweden.
The response from the audience was very positive. One guest exclaimed: “You have done a great service to the field of arbitration and peace. Yours is a history that encourages more faith in civilization”. Others called the film “inspiring”, “topical” and “wonderful”.
“The Quiet Triumph” will soon be made available for a larger audience worldwide.
The evening continued with a gala dinner at the Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre. See pictures and a report from the dinner here
Watch the teasers:
Photos by: Therese Jahnson (mingle) and Björn Leijon (photo wall)