Earlier this year we unveiled a blue plaque at the house of Walter Ayles, Bristol’s most prominent opponent of World War 1 and re-enacted his appearance before a Military Tribunal to claim conscientious objector status.
UWE documentary film students have used film from these events along with other footage to tell the Walter’s story. The film will get its first showing (sorry, no red carpet) as part of our Film Night on Monday December 5th at the Cube Cinema at 8pm
The full programme for the evening is
“Imprisoned For His Conscience” – a tape/slideshow about Welsh conscientious objector Jenkin William James
“Whatever The Penalties” – a film by Simon Colbeck on the stand made by conscientious objectors in 1916
“Slaughter No Remedy” – a film by UWE documentary students on Bristol conscientious objector Walter Ayles
“The Last Dawn” – a film by Colin Thomas on Welsh and Canadian soldiers shot by the British Army during the First World War
“Not In Our Name” – a film from Campaign Against the Arms Trade on recent resistance to an arms factory in Northern Ireland
“Unseen March” – a film about the government’s attempts to increase military involvement in our schools today
After the films there will be a panel discussion with Professor Lois Bibbings, an historian of conscientious objectors, Ben Griffin of Veterans for Peace and documentary film makers Colin Thomas & Ben Pike.
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