You are here: UNA Westminster: WE THE PEOPLES FILM FESTIVAL #7 Human Rights Denied
21 November 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
25 Red Lion Square
London WC1R 4RL
"The Beginning of the End of Nuclear Weapons"
Director: Álvaro Orús On 7 July 2017, 122 countries voted in favour of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Countries that don’t have nuclear weapons but live under their threat voted for a ban. Without the knowledge of most of their citizens, the governments of the world’s nuclear powers didn’t vote, and yet the ban went ahead. Something new is happening.
This film about efforts to bring a nuclear weapon ban treaty into international law and the role of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, ICAN, is told through the voices of leading activists from several different organizations and countries and the president of the negotiating conference. It takes the viewer through a brief history of the bomb and the anti-nuclear activism that has pushed to eliminate them
ever since their invention. It moves into a consideration of the humanitarian initiative that successfully challenged the dominant security narrative and the historic steps taken since 2010 to turn the treaty from a dream into a reality. Also, it shows what can be done by anyone to help bring the treaty into force and to stigmatise nuclear weapons until they are finally eradicated. Feel inspired! 56 minutes
“Yemen! Saudi Arabia! U.S.! And How We Got This Way!”
Director: Kevin Hourigan This animated short relates the history of the humanitarian crisis in Yemen and the US role in this calamity. 7 minutes