Tue, 15/05/2018 - 18:30
Regular event?: 
This is not a regular event

Film showing.
It tells the story of Costa Rica’s decision 70 years ago to give up its army. President Figueres (father of Christiana Figueres who led the UN climate change talks) decided that with limited resources expenditure on health, welfare and education was more important than military spending and that for internal law and order a police force was enough. When asked how he could ensure his country’s security he replied ‘through international law’.
Not surprisingly, things haven’t been all plain-sailing during the intervening decades and the film charts some of the challenges faced, together with ongoing threats.
Writer, producer and director of the film, Matthew Eddy, will introduce the film and answer questions afterwards.
MAW believes that war is not inevitable: that better ways of resolving conflict are available and possible. Come and find out about the Costa Rica model and be inspired – DON’T MISS THIS FILM!
Tickets £5.97 (including booking charge) can be obtained from https://maw-a-bold-peace.brownpapertickets.com/

Organised by: 
Movement for the Abolition of War (MAW)
Organiser is an NFP member
Mander Hall, Hamilton House, Mabledon Place WC1 H 9BD (HQ of the NEU, formerly NUT, near Euston Station).