Pop-up Cinema in Glasgow Gives Alternative Message on Armed Forces Day

RESISTANCE TO RECRUITING YOUNG PEOPLE FOR THE BRITISH ARMED FORCES HAS A BIG IMPACT IN SCOTLAND:

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Resist Militarism Network and Veterans For Peace UK have collaborated today in erecting a pop-up cinema in Glasgow city centre to draw attention to a campaign to raise the British Army recruitment age from 16 to 18.

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(photo: Darren Cullen and Veterans for Peace)

The cinema screened Action Man: Battlefield Casualties, which has been viewed over 300,000 times in just 36 hours. The series of dark, satirical adverts showing three toy soldiers complete with anti-depressants, wheelchairs and body-bags has received wide praise from veterans and civilians alike, who have commented on its brutal honesty.

The Action Man film, written by artist Darren Cullen, has been released this week to counter Armed Forces Day, a marketing push by the Ministry of Defence focused on children and their parents in operation since 2009. Cullen said “Armed Forces Day is designed to capture the imagination of children, with face painting…

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