Shooting Poverty – Documentary Film Screening
Wednesday, 4 April 2012 from 7:00 PM to 8:45 PM (EDT)
Project Ploughshares and the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies is pleased to present a screening of the three winning documentaries in Oxfam International's competition "Shooting Poverty."
The arms trade is globalized. Almost every country is involved in the manufacturing, exporting, importing, or transferring of weapons. In these documentaries, we see the devastating impact of the absence of comprehensive control on the sale and transfer of weapons. And we hear a growing chorus of citizens demanding a legally binding, international treaty to control the irresponsible transfer of weapons.
Please register here or RSVP by phone at 519-888-6541, ext. 706 if you will be attending the screening.
7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Documentary screening
Bang for your Buck (Burundi)
April 6th (India)
Grosso Calibre (Brazil)
Please note: The films have not been rated and contain scenes of violence and coarse language.
8 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. Q&A with Kenneth Epps
Following the documentaries, please join us for an audience discussion and Q&A with Kenneth Epps, Ploughshares' Senior Program Officer. Since joining Ploughshares in 1986, Ken has conducted research and policy analysis on issues related to small arms and light weapons, the international arms trade, and Canada's military industry. He maintains the world's only database of Canadian military production and exports. For 20 years, Ken was the contributing editor of Ploughshares' annual Armed Conflicts Report. Ken has participated as NGO advisor on Canadian delegations to United Nations conferences on the Programme of Action on Small Arms, and since 1999 he has been Ploughshares' representative on the international NGO Steering Committee promoting a global Arms Trade Treaty.