Roger Casement, and his friend Herbert Ward who he met in the Congo.  ‘ Formerly known as Sir Roger Casement CMG between 1911 and shortly before his execution for treason, when he was stripped of his knighthood and other honours, was a British diplomat of Irish extraction, humanitarian activist, Irish nationalist, and poet. Described as the “father of twentieth-century human rights investigations”, he was honored in 1905 for the Casement Report on the Congo and knighted in 1911 for his important investigations of human rights abuses in Peru. He then made efforts during World War I to gain German military aid for the 1916 Easter Rising which sought to gain Irish independence.’ … A  hanged “on a comma” and the contents of his so-called Black Diaries’, see my previous post. Wikipedia

Over 23 years before Terry Gilliam released his new film The Zero Theorem, he served as a Creative Advisor during the 1991 Sundance Institute Directors Lab.  Gilliam is pictured above speaking with Quentin Tarantino and fellow Creative Advisor Volker Schlöndorff.  

The Zero Theorem is now playing in select cities and available on VOD.

Schlöndorff also recently directed a new film, Diplomacy, which is screening in select cities and expands in late October.

Photo by Sandria Miller