Adventures in outdoor cinema: Liverpool CAAT screen a film onto their local arms company!

In August, Liverpool activists began planning an ambitious event – screening an anti-arms trade film onto the side of their local arms factory. But when they arrived to set up, they ran into a series of problems which nearly scuppered their plans. That is, until their audience pulled together to make it happen! From hot-wiring generators to spontaneous dancing, James Crawley explains what they got up to next.Film screening Continue reading “Adventures in outdoor cinema: Liverpool CAAT screen a film onto their local arms company!”

Hell Unltd: outdoor film screening in Liverpool

still of the title page of the film Hell Untld

Join us to watch a collection of short films including Hell Unltd (1936), with guest speakers from Campaign Against Arms Trade

Saturday, September 5th,  9pm, Atlantic Way (next to the River Mersey), outside Brunswick Business Park. See the location on a map here

The L15 film cooperative are staging a very special event- this September, we’ll be projecting an anti-arms trade film… onto an arms factory.

Hell Unltd. was made as a protest against profits in armaments during a period when fascism was growing throughout Europe. The film is political in nature but, unlike many political films of the period, also heavily experimental, mixing puppets, diagrams, animation, and archival footage at an extremely rapid tempo. Norman McLaren and Helen Biggar’s “Hell Unltd” was one of the first ever agit-prop, anti-war films. Released in 1936, it expertly combines stop motion animation and allegory to form a powerful argument against the war industry. In our screening, the silent film has been overlaid with a beautiful deep house mix by Deepchord. Continue reading “Hell Unltd: outdoor film screening in Liverpool”

#StopArmsToSaudi campaign launches at Liverpool Pride

Liverpool Young Greens, in collaboration with CAAT and Liverpool Amnesty International, will be marching together at Liverpool Pride on Saturday 1st August 2015. James Crawley explains why he’ll be taking to the streets to join the Pride march with an anti-arms trade message.

Liverpool young greens make placards ahead of the Liverpool Pride march

The theme for this year’s Liverpool Pride is #LoveIsNoCrime. Yet Saudi Arabia, the UK’s biggest arms export market, criminalises love in the most brutal fashion, imprisoning, lashing and executing LGBTIQ peoples, often by way of stoning and beheading. Continue reading “#StopArmsToSaudi campaign launches at Liverpool Pride”