[spectre] // BLACKLIST Berlin, #2: The Global Arms Trade //

Julian Oliver julian at julianoliver.com
Wed Apr 26 20:02:20 CEST 2017

Dear Spectre,

You are cordially invited to our second BLACKLIST event at Spektrum Berlin, on
Wednesday May the 10th.

The theme of this edition is The Global Arms Trade, taking a long hard look at
this market through the lens of 'Shadow World', an award-winning documentary
based on the book by Andrew Feinstein. 

Following the screening Andrew will join experts in a panel to discuss issues
raised by the film, with particular attention placed on drones, nuclear arms and
Germany's own role in this dark marketplace. The 3rd largest arms exporter
worldwide, German weapons are commonplace on the battlefield, most recently used
by UAE soldiers in Yemen. They are also found throughout the crisis zones of the
world, evading export controls to end up in the hands of child soldiers, militia
and drug lords. 

Panelists include:

    Andrew Feinstein - author 'The Shadow World', activist and Executive Director
    Corruption Watch UK https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Feinstein

    Otfried Nassauer - Director the Berlin Information Center for Transatlantic
    Security http://bits.de/

    Jean Peters - Activist and artist Peng Collective https://pen.gg/

(other panelists to be confirmed)

Please find more about the event, alongside an RSVP email address, map and
trailer for 'Shadow World', here:


As this is a free event with limited seats, we kindly ask you RSVP at least
48hrs beforehand.


BLACKLIST is a series of public documentary film screenings and accompanying
panel sessions thematically grouped around the significant societal and
environmental challenges of our time. Themes include (yet are not limited to)
Militarisation of Police, Automated Systems and Artificial Intelligence, Mass
Surveillance, 21st Century Fascism, Over-consumption, The 6th Mass Extinction,
Food Security and Climate Change.

Each screening comprises a single newly-released documentary film and panel of
four to six guests whose members are considered experts and/or activists closely
related to the (given) theme. It is the goal of this panel to address tensions,
challenges and mitigation strategies following the screening, inviting debate
and discussion to the ends of encouraging engagement.

In short, BLACKLIST aims to bring attendees in contact with activists around
themes already important to them, stimulating their own 'latent activist' to get
involved toward the ends of enacting positive change.

The theme of a BLACKLIST event is prescribed by parent Black Sheep events,
occurring a week before; the initiative of Ziya Tong, they comprise private,
ad-hoc screenings to activists in cities worldwide. It is at a Black Sheep event
that activists volunteer to attend and publicly engage audiences at a follow-up
BLACKLIST screening.

BLACKLIST is the project of Manon Bernard, Julian Oliver and Crystelle Vu.


BLACKLIST is kindly supported by:

    Spektrum http://spektrumberlin.de/
    Black Sheep http://blacksh33p.org/
    HotDocs https://www.hotdocs.ca/

Kind regards,

Julian Oliver
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