A Bold Peace (NC)

When:
14/11/2018 @ 7:45 pm – 9:30 pm
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Where:
Foxlowe Arts Centre
Market Place
Leek
ST13 6AD.
Cost:
Free
Contact:
01538 386112

When Costa Rica became the largest nation in the world to disband their military over 65 years ago, they redirected national resources to public education and universal health care, fostering a wide middle class and a society committed to inclusion. Since then, Costa Rica has earned the number one spot in the Happy Planet Index, a ranking of countries based on measures of environmental protection and the happiness and health of its citizens.

This documentary brings attention to Costa Rica’s inspirational national project, examining the true value of happiness, health, and nonviolence as a defence policy. Pointed contrasts are made with recent U.S. debates over austerity, the military industrial complex and the ‘permanent war’ economy.

A Bold Peace is one of the most enlightening films of our times.”  Leon Stuparich, The Huffington Post

USA 2016  102 min

This film is screened to mark the 100th anniversary of the Armistice.

 

Free entry – donations welcome.

There will be a Fairtrade stall in the bar before the start of the film.

Cinema located on first floor – regrettably no disabled access.

Licensed bar, hot drinks available from 7 pm.

NB Documentary screenings are now on the 2nd Wednesday of the month.

 

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