To commemorate the “International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims“, Vesalius College Brussels, in cooperation with the Oxford University Society Belgium, has the pleasure of inviting you to the Screening, Discussion and Drinks Reception with the Author behind the Documentary “Shadow World: Inside the Arms Trade”
Directed by Johan Grimonprez and based on Corruption Watch UK founder Andrew Feinstein’s book ‘The Shadow World’, this documentary is an investigation into the multi-billion dollar international arms trade and its implications on political corruption.
Vesalius College will host the screening of the documentary on 24th March at 5.30PM and a moderated discussion with Andrew Feinstein from 7-8PM. Thereafter, there will be a special drinks reception at the College for OUSB members with Andrew, who is a graduate of King’s College Cambridge.
About the Author:
Andrew Josef Feinstein (born 16 March 1964) is a former South African politician, whistleblower, peace activist and author of the investigative book “Shadow World”. A member of the African National Congress, his political life began when he served as an advisor to Gauteng’s then-MEC of Finance, Jabu Moleketi, from 1994 to 1996. He also worked as an economic advisor to then-premier Tokyo Sexwale. He was elected as a member of the South African Parliament’s lower house in 1997. During his time in office, he served as chair of its study group on public accounts and ANC’s official spokesman on the National Assembly ‘s public accounts committee. Feinstein was at the time referred to as “one of its most vocal and talented MPs”, who argued that a thorough investigation into the South African Arms Deal had to be done. However, he resigned in 2001 when the ANC refused to launch an investigation into the matter.
Andrew was educated at the Universities of Cambridge and Berkeley and currently resides in London.
Watch the trailer HERE.
- Date: March 24, 2017, 5-8pm
- Drinks Reception with Andrew Feinstein and OUSB members at 8.15PM at Vesalius College, Pleinlaan 5, 1050 Brussels
- Place: Aula Q.B. (VUB Campus), Pleinlaan 5, 1050 Brussels
- Tickets: 3€ (2€ going to Human Rights NGOs)