Monday 14th July
Doors open 7.00 pm, film starts 7.30 pm sharp
War Matters Film Screening
plus Q&A with the film’s director, Chester Yang
War Matters is a new 50 minute documentary which chronicles 10 years of anti-war protest in Britain through the story of veteran peace campaigner Brian Haw, who camped in Parliament Square for over 10 years in protest against the UK government’s policies in the Middle East. The film also examines: the British arms trade and the repercussions of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars including the curtailing of democratic rights. It asks the question “where does democracy end and tyranny begin?”
The film tells the story from the perspective of the protesters and ordinary people rather than ‘experts’. It is directed by Chester Yang an independent filmmaker who was born in Sierra Leone amongst the chaos of civil war. His work reflects the trauma of wars, exploitation and injustice and its effect on our world today.
View the trailer here: http://www.warmatters.com. The film has been selected for film festivals such as the Al Jazeera International Documentary Film Festival and London’s East End Film Festival, and it has been broadcast on Press TV.