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Progressive Cinema presents Shadow World at the Playhouse

Sunday, 11 Sep
5:30 pm

 

Progressive Cinema presents
Shadow World
at 5:30pm on Sunday, 11 September,
at the Armidale Playhouse, 309 Beardy St, Armidale.

Through the insights of whistleblowers, investigators, prosecutors, military and industry insiders Shadow World reveals how the international trade in weapons – with the complicity of governments, their militaries and intelligence agencies, defense contractors, arms dealers and agents – fosters corruption, determines economic and foreign policies, undermines democracy and creates widespread suffering.

The film unravels a number of the world’s largest and most corrupt arms deals through those involved in perpetrating and investigating them. It illustrates why this trade accounts for almost 40% of all corruption in global trade, and how it operates in a parallel legal universe, in which the national security elite who drive it are seldom prosecuted for their often illegal actions.

Shadow World posits alternatives through the experience of a peace activist and war correspondent, as well as through the voice of Eduardo Galeano who contributed selections from his stories for the film.

Ultimately Shadow World reveals the real costs of war, the way the arms trade drives it, how weapons of war are turned against citizens of liberal democracies and how the trade inhibits rather than enhances security for us all.

In shedding light on how our realities are being constructed, the film offers a way for audiences to see through this horror and work for a better future.

Directed by artist/filmmaker Johan Grimonprez (dial H-I-S-T-O-R-Y), the film is in part based on the acclaimed book “The Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms Trade,” by Corruption Watch-UK founder Andrew Feinstein.

For more information call Bea Bleile on {mobile prefix oh four} 58 752 680.

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Entry free, donations welcome.

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