Security movie night
The Institute of International Relations, Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament, and NATO's Public Diplomacy Division would like to cordially invite you to our first "Security Movie Night" with the screening of "Man who saved the world" and other movies.
28. 12. 2018 (19:00)
Rooftop Deck of Lucerna Palace, Štěpánská 61, 116 02 Nové Město, Prague 1.
The screening will take place on Friday, December 28, 2018 from 19.00 to 03.00, on the Rooftop Deck of Lucerna Palace, Štěpánská 61, 116 02 Nové Město, Prague 1. The roof can be accessed from Štěpánská Street on the opposite side of the Great Hall. The doorbell is marked “Lucerna Roof”.
Man who saved the world
The feature-length Danish documentary film The Man who Saved the World revolves around the gripping real life story of Stanislav Petrov, a lieutenant colonel in the Soviet Air Defence Forces who, on 26 September 1983, correctly identified early-warning reports about the launching of intercontinental ballistic missiles from bases in the United States as a false alarm; thereby single-handedly saving the world from a possible Nuclear War.
The screening will be followed by public discussion facilitated by Alyn Ware, PNND Global Coordinator.
No Fire Zone: In the Killing Fields
No Fire Zone: In the Killing Fields of Sri Lanka is an investigative documentary about the final weeks of the Sri Lankan Civil War. The documentary covers the period from September 2008 until the end of the war in 2009 in which thousands of Tamil people were killed by shelling and extrajudicial executions by the Sri Lankan Army including Balachandran Prabhakaran, the 12-year-old son of the slain Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) Chief Velupillai Prabhakaran. The Sri Lankan army has denied the allegations in the documentary. However, on 21 October 2015 the BBC reported that Maxwell Paranagama, a government-appointed Sri Lankan judge, says allegations the army committed war crimes during the long conflict with Tamil Tiger rebels are "credible". He went on to say there was evidence to suggest that footage obtained by the Channel 4 documentary No Fire Zone - showing prisoners naked, blindfolded, with arms tied and shot dead by soldiers - was genuine. (Source: wikipedia.org)
In spring 2014, following the annexation of the Crimea by Russia, groups of armed pro-Russian rebels in the eastern Ukraine city of Donetsk seized local administrative building, expelled Ukrainian officials and raised their own flag, called for a referendum and eventually declared independence from Kiev. Antony Butts first came to Donetsk in April 2014 and met people who became the work-a-day rebels at the barricades while building a new country. As they gradually let him into their lives, he began working on an extensive record of what has been happening in the region - chaos, adventure, geopolitics, opportunism, heroism, and broken lives, revealing the psychology and motivations of these men and women creating a "new country". Over a 2-year period, "DIY Country" captures the origins and evolution of the Donetsk People's Republic in East Ukraine from hopeful and naive beginnings, to hate, destruction and infighting. In the first part we follow the sinister and at times comical mechanics of how our heroes make a Revolution that will immediately eat them up. In the second part we will see them trying to find a role to play in the new State, as power is once again taken away from the people.
We are looking forward to meeting you on this exciting event!
The working language is English.
This screening is a side event of the Czernin Security Forum.
Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament (PNND), NATO Public Diplomacy Division