Sunday, 10 September 2017

Film Screening - #WarStartsHere

Thursday, 21 September, 6pm @ 19 Tory St

The Freedom Shop is screening two anti-war films:
  • Hell UnLtd (19min) 
  • Remote (33min)
Hell UnLtd is a 1936 film made as a protest against profits in armaments during a period when fascism was growing throughout Europe. The film is political in nature but, unlike many political films of the period, also heavily experimental, mixing puppets, diagrams, animation, and archival footage at an extremely rapid tempo. It's a classic anti-war /anti-arms trade film calling on people to do something rather than sit dumbly and say 'I can't change anything'. 

Remote is extremely recent. It's a June 2017 film about drone warfare, war,  surveillance, big business and people. The title 'Remote' deliberately plays on the the ideas of remote violence and the  remote society that allows this violence to happen. 
Both films leave us thinking about how we allow the military & surveillance industrial complex to continue. 

So come along and watch the films then stay for some kai, drink and join a discussion about war and what it really means when we say #WarStartsHere

Members of Peace Action Wellington will be present to talk about the annual NZDIA Weapons expo happening in Wellington, October 10 & 11.

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