Today (7 October) the Legacy of War Foundation launches its No More War campaign to highlight the costs of twenty years of war following 9/11, and to widen the conversation on a failed foreign policy based on violence.
The campaign, which will include direct action, advocacy and education, has launched with a series of artistic collaborations, in partnership with VENT, a platform for artists to collaborate with the work of photographer and Legacy of War founder Giles Duley.
The first collaboration of the series is a seven-minute film by Rob Del Naja of Massive Attack and Unit 3, focusing on the stories of civilian casualties in Afghanistan and the work of the Italian NGO EMERGENCY at their Surgical Centre for Victims of War in Kabul. The film combines unflinching film footage of Afghan civilians injured in recent fighting, alongside statistics highlighting the cost of war.
Speaking of the campaign, Duley, the founder and CEO of Legacy of War Foundation said; “Now is the moment to reflect on twenty years of failed western intervention and say – no more war. Rather let’s look to a more nurturing foreign policy that increases foreign aid. Every dollar that feeds the industrial military complex starves a generation of education, healthcare and safety.”