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OCT 19

War School: Screening and panel discussion

19 October 2018, London

A documentary feature film by POW Productions Ltd about the battle for the hearts and minds of Britain's children in an increasingly militarised society.

a young boy stands facing away from us in a field of red poppies, the text 'war school' is written in red graffiti style next to his figure. in the distance we see a war memorial.

The UK government is conditioning its citizens to support a war-based foreign policy and is enticing our children into the Military. Armed Forces Day, Uniform to Work Day, Camo Day, National Heroes Day: in the streets, on television, on the web, at sports events, in schools, advertising and fashion, the military presence in UK civilian life is increasing daily. The Government has a comprehensive action plan and is spending over £100m targeting the education system and promoting public support for its war machine.

A resistance movement is growing. Ben Griffin went from gun-obsessed child to SAS zealot, now he is leading a Veterans for Peace march to the Cenotaph. Quaker Sam Walton unearths the new government strategies and risks prison in his determination to do something about it. Through veterans' testimony, archive and observation, War School tells the untold story of Britain's century of perpetual war and the developing resistance to the new tide of militarism.

This is a BYM event.

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For more information contact:

Sahdya Darr

Telephone: 020 7663 1108

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Date & time

Start: 18:30 on 19 October 2018

Finish: 21:00 on 19 October 2018

Location

Friends House
173 Euston Road
London
NW1 2BJ
United Kingdom

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