The Cinema Museum, London

Mic Dixon presents War School (2018)

Fri 21 Jun 2019 @ 18:00 · Events

War School posterWar School (2018) is a film about the battle for the hearts and minds of Britain’s children.

Set against the backdrop of Remembrance the controversial and challenging documentary reveals how, faced with unprecedented opposition to its wars, the British government is using a series of new and targeted strategies to promote support for the military.

Armed Forces Day, Uniform to Work Day, Camo Day, National Heroes Day – in the streets, on television, on the web, at sports events, in schools, advertising and fashion – the military presence in civilian life is on the march. The public and ever younger children are being groomed to collude in the increasing militarisation of UK society.

Interweaving the powerful and moving testimonies of veterans of Britain’s unbroken century of wars with expert commentary, archive and a redolent score, War School‘s mosaic of sound and imagery evokes the story of the child soldier who becomes a peace campaigner, challenging the myth of Britain’s benign role in world affairs and asking if perpetual war is really what we want for future generations?

Doors open at 18.00, and the film screens at 18.45. It will be followed by a Q&A.

Refreshments will be available in our licensed cafe/bar.


Entry is free but you will need to book because demand for tickets will be high and space is limited. You can book via the eventbrite page.