7:30 PM, 21st September, 2023
FOLLOWED BY PANEL DISCUSSION WITH DIRECTOR DAVID BRADBURY AND SPECIAL GUESTS
In 2023, the Australian Government announced a commitment of hundreds of billions of dollars for new weaponry, including nuclear propelled submarines. And with China on the defensive at a time when international tensions are rising to a new level, the world is inching closer to global catastrophe than it has ever been.
David Bradbury (Front Line) is an ANU alumnus, a two-time Oscar nominee, and one of Australia’s most respected political documentary filmmakers, who has spent more than four decades covering many of the world’s trouble spots. With his latest film, he brings into focus the possibility of Australia being drawn into an American-led war with China. Compellingly drawing upon news footage alongside interviews with security experts and academics, this timely documentary presents a stark portrayal of our future – but also the hope that it’s not too late to address the issues confronting us now.
The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with the following guests:
• David Bradbury: two-time Academy Award-nominated director and producer whose 25 films over his career of 40 years have been remarkable for their unflinching exposure of uncomfortable truths.
• Michelle Fahey: an independent researcher and writer, specialising in the examination of the close connections between the weapons industry and the Australian government.
• Sue Wareham: a former Canberra GP who has spoken and written widely on peace and disarmament issues and is President of the Medical Association for Prevention of War (Australia).