A SHORT FILM ABOUT GUNS

By Minos PAPAS

CYPRIAN FILMS, NEW YORK - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2013

As the next Arms Trade Treaty will begin negotiations at the United Nations, the four experts call on all governments to get a deal made and agree on a legally-binding arms treaty. There's a story behind every gun.

Festivals
& Awards

Tribeca FF 2013
Best Online Short
Northside Film Festival 2013
Official Selection
Take One Action Film Festival 2013
Official Selection
    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • N/A
    • Duration
    • 8 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Minos PAPAS
    • Producer(s)
    • Belanger LOUIS
    • Synopsis
    • "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.

      Greek-Cypriot director Minos Papas recently partnered with the Control Arms coalition, including Oxfam International, to produce the short film.

      The film features four experts on arms trafficking, each of them testifying on their individual experiences with illegal gun trade.

      These experts include:
      · 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"

      The film was shot in London, New York City and Seattle.
Distribution Country
Release date
Distributor
Rights
Local title
Company Country Roles