War School is a film about the battle for the hearts and minds of Britain’s children.
2018 sees the centenary of the end of World War One, “The War to End Wars”. Yet the UK Government is spending over £100m of new public funding conditioning its citizens to support a war-based foreign policy and enticing our children into the Military. Armed Forces Day, Uniform to Work Day, Camo Day, National Heroes Day – in the streets, on television, on the web, at sports events, in schools, advertising and fashion – the military presence in UK civilian life is increasing daily. Through veterans’ testimony, archive and observation, War School tells the untold story of Britain’s century of perpetual war and the developing resistance to the new tide of militarism.
This screening lasts 80 minutes and will be followed by a panel debate and discussion including the director.