How to Disarm a Fighter Jet

Film Info

Film Year: 2018

Film Duration: 20 min

Country: United Kingdom

Language: English


Natalie Thomas

Film Category

Early one January in 2017 a priest and a quaker activist were discovered midway through a break-in at an airbase in the north of England. Their plan was to destroy British made fighter jets bound for the war in Yemen. These jets were part of a multibillion pound weapons deal with Saudi Arabia: a deal that politicians, legal experts and NGOs have deemed illegal. Charged with criminal damage, the pair gambled their liberty for a chance to put the arms trade on trial. This film is an exploration of Britain’s dirty past and guilty present through the eyes of two activists, each determined to persuade their government to live up to the same moral standards they do.