WAR SCHOOL

Wednesday, 29 May 2019
19:00
Exeter Pheonix
Film

Dir. Mic Dixon
82 mins | 2018 | UK

SHOWING TIMES:

Wed 29 May: 7pm


War School is a film about the battle for the hearts and minds of Britain’s children.

​Set against the backdrop of Remembrance the controversial and challenging documentary reveals how, faced with unprecedented opposition to its wars, the British government is using a series of new and targeted strategies to promote support for 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 civilian life is on the march. The public and ever younger children are being groomed to collude in the increasing militarisation of UK society.

​Interweaving the powerful and moving testimonies of veterans of Britain’s unbroken century of wars with expert commentary, archive and a redolent score, War School’s mosaic of sound and imagery evokes the story of the child soldier who becomes a peace campaigner, challenging the myth of Britain’s benign role in world affairs and asking if perpetual war is really what we want for future generations?


DIRECTOR Q&A

Joining us at this special screening event will be the film’s director, Mic Dixon.