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Shadow World & panel discussion with Andrew Feinstein @EWJF

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EH8 9JU

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Edinburgh Campaign Against Arms Trade together with Take One Action bring you the film 'Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms Trade', a powerful documentary exposing the billion-dollar arms trade that costs millions of lives. The film will be followed by a panel discussion with Q&A featuring Andrew Feinstein, author of the book Shadow World. The event is part of Edinburgh World Justice Festival 2017.

Tickets: Pay What You Want - all proceeds will go towards supporting Edinburgh CAAT's campaigns on raising awareness on issues around the arms industry in the UK and globally, fighting militarisation of education, pressuring decision-makers to divest from arms to renewables and to support alternatives to the arms trade. You can select a Free Ticket or a Ticket by Donation. Alternatively, you can make a cash donation on the day.

We hope you can join us for this powerful, inspiring film to learn more about the global arms trade and how to tackle it!

Edinburgh CAAT & Take One Action

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SHADOW WORLD is a cinematic documentary that reveals the shocking realities of the global arms trade - the only business that counts its profits in billions and its losses in human lives. 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.

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 democracies 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, in the hopes of creating a better future.

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