Year of production2009
Broadcast and production partnersSBS
In February 2008 twelve Muslim men went on trial in Melbourne for terrorism offences. The trial ran for nine months, heard 482 secretly taped conversations and presented 66,000 pages of evidence. With unique access to Greg Barns, one of the key defence barristers, and Omar Merhi, the brother of the youngest accused, The Trial takes us inside one of the biggest court cases in Australia’s history. A trial where there is more at stake than just the fate of the accused.
Made with the assistance of Film Victoria, Headlands, Screen Australia.
- The Age multimedia site on 'The Terror Trial'
- "In Brief" article in Canadian political blog/magazine Counterweights on The Trial
- Dr Randall White's discussion of The Trial after interviewing Greg Barns in Toronto
- hiddendocumentary's blog: "Stories From Australia's Largest Terrorism Trial - Joan Robinson and Omar Merh
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