Sunday, September 17, 2017

Anti-war films @ Tory St

Thursday 21st September

6pm @ 19 Tory St 

two films:

Hell UnLtd (1936) 

Remote (2017)

War is big business, no matter who's in power the military and surveillance industries ensure that bombs keep dropping. War is not something that just concerns other countries, we are part of the problem.

War starts with NZ companies producing technology for drone warfare, it continues with the GCSB supplying satellite information to US drone pilots and it culminates in the world´s largest weapons manufacturers having a conference in Wellington where they openly discuss how they can make more money out of killing people.

Come and watch the films, and join us for kai and discussion afterwards.

Members of Peace Action Wellington will be present to talk about the annual NZDIA weapons forum happening in Wellington October 10 & 11th.

Sunday, September 10, 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.