To mark the centenary of the 1918 Armistice, Sands Films Studio, in Rotherhithe, has hosted a very ambitious and uniquely independent series of events including stage plays, film screenings, lectures and debates. Robert Fisk, not seen in London for years, delivered a remarkable 2h lecture on Remembrance Sunday. Raper Lowkey, Satirist Darren Cullen and groups such as Campaign Against Arms Trade, Stop The War Coalition, Peace Pledge Union, CND, Veterans for Peace, Corruption Watch and Amnesty International all took part.
Thursday 15th will see the last event: a screening of Christine Edzard's latest film THE GOOD SOLDIER SCHWEJK. (see previous press releases) this screening will be introduced by Vanessa Redgrave a life long activist for peace. The award winning actress will state, once more, that Peace needs a constant effort from all members of society to be maintained and kept alive. It is not a passive state and it is not restful. We probably require more energy to maintain peace than to wage war! The 20th Century has been the bloodiest of mankind's history; it is our collective responsibility to do better in the 21st!
Several hundreds people attended the series of events, many returned from it with white poppies and revived hopes for the future.
Press release distributed by Pressat on behalf of Sands Films Studio, on Tuesday 13 November, 2018. For more information subscribe and follow http://www.pressat.co.uk/