Arms For The Poor
Global Impact Of Weapons IndustryStreaming Video - 2008
Has the arms trade derailed America's national conscience? This program articulates a disturbing point of view: that for all its generosity and leadership, the world's wealthiest country is better known for a mammoth military budget that enriches weapons manufacturers and feeds destructive conflicts. Featuring appearances by several activists and dignitaries-including Elie Wiesel, Costa Rican President Oscar Arias, U.S. Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, and the Dalai Lama-the film shows how the policies of the industrialized world often lead to poverty and suffering in the name of "national interest." Indonesia's invasion of East Timor and Cambodia's land-mine plague provide instructive, albeit tragic, examples.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, , c2006
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (30 min.) :,sd., col., digital file
Alternative Title: Global impact of weapons industry