SHORT FILM: 4 Perspectives on the #ArmsTreaty From the Front Line

July 16 2012, 2:54 PM  by Oistein Thorsen

“A Short Film About Guns” examines the illegal arms trade and how it functions across the globe. Featuring four experts on arms trafficking who recount their varying first hand experiences with the black market trade in areas of conflict and how the illegal flow of weapons facilitates loss of life and devastation. As the first Arms Trade Treaty is currently being negotiated at the United Nations, the four experts call on all governments to get a deal made and agree on a legally-binding arms treaty.

The Short Film About gun is now available in French and Spanish. A screening of the film will be held at the United Nations, Friday July 20th, at 1.15pm hosted by Oxfam, Control Arms and the Permanent Mission of Belgium to the United Nations.

The expert’s featured are:

  • Kathi Lynn Austin, arms trafficking investigator, director of Conflict Awareness Project.
  • Ishmael Beah, former Sierra Leonean child soldier, author of “A Long Way Gone: memoirs of a Boy Soldier”.
  • Paul Conroy, Sunday Times war photographer, recently injured while working in Syria. 
  • Stuart Franklin Platt, Rear Admiral US Navy (ret.), author of “Letters From the Front Line”

The films was directed by Minos Papas.

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