A Short Film About Guns
8 min | English I 2013
Director/DP I Minos Papas
Producers I Louis Belanger + Minos Papas
Editor | Brian Kamerzel
Music | Tao Zervas
Graphics | Jim Gunther
"A Short Film About Guns" examines the illegal arms trade and how it functions across the globe. Featuring four experts on arms trafficking who recount their varying first hand experiences with the black market trade in areas of conflict and how the illegal flow of weapons facilitates loss of life and devastation. As the first Arms Trade Treaty is currently being negotiated at the United Nations, the four experts call on all governments to get a deal made and agree on a legally-binding arms treaty.
• Kathi Lynn Austin, arms trafficking investigator, director of Conflict Awareness Project.
·• Ishmael Beah, former Sierra Leonean child soldier, author of "A Long Way Gone: memoirs of a Boy Soldier".
• Paul Conroy, Sunday Times war photographer, recently injured while working in Syria.
• Stuart Franklin Platt, Rear Admiral US Navy (ret.), author of "Letters From the Front Line"
Best Online Short - Tribeca Film Festival
Director's Guild of Cyprus Film Festival
Take One Action Film Festival, Edinburgh
Northside Film Festival, Brooklyn Arts Council