2016 Film Presentations

UN: Last Station Before Hell

Directed by Pierre-Olivier Fran├žois, Bernard Mangiante

Members of the United Nations devised the novel concept of “soldiers for peace.” But can peace be enforced militarily? Now that terrorists and internal conflicts strike far more frequently than traditional inter-state wars, what does international security mean? In a world that is so different from the one that the UN faced after World War II, how might the UN succeed in its peacekeeping missions—from its oldest in Lebanon, to the largest in Congo, to its newest in the Central African Republic? This film explores these challenging issues through field investigations and interviews with key decision-makers in UN peacekeeping.

“I wanted to show that peacekeeping is slow (…) and to look into places where you don’t expect peacekeepers to be, or show problems you don’t expect peacekeepers to deal with.” –Pierre-Olivier François

The film’s academic adviser Lise Morjé Howard (Georgetown U, US) will take part in a Q&A session following the screening.

Saturday, April 16th, 5:10pm
Room 1219

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