ForcesWatch launch new film on military recruitment and young people

By staff writers
16 Jun 2014

ForcesWatch, the campaign group which raises ethical concerns about military recruitment practices and the rights of serving personnel, is to launch a new film:Engage: the military and young people.

The film, made by and for teenagers and young adults, will be shown at Friends House, 173 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BJ at 7pm on 26 June. The screening will be followed by a discussion and speakers will include young people from Headliners and the Woodcraft Folk, Ben Griffin, ex-soldier and founder of Veterans for Peace UK and Owen Everett, Education Campaign Worker at ForcesWatch.

The young film-makers, who are from the charity Headliners, voice their thoughts on the military’s youth engagement and raise their own concerns about it.

The launch of the film, which was crowdfunded by over 100 people, comes just one day before 'Camo Day', when schoolchildren are encouraged to wear military uniforms to raise money for the military charity SSAFA, and two days before Armed Forces Day 2014, which will see communities across the UK encouraged to ‘show their support’ for the armed forces.

* To book a place at the launch, contact education@forceswatch.net or call 020 7837 2822

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