Human Rights Arts & Film Festival 2017

War Book

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“A powerful, provocative and essential piece of modern British cinema”

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Over the course of three days, a collection of British civil servants must practice crisis protocol after being given a pretend scenario of a nuclear attack in Mumbai – an actual political exercise that has been practiced within British Parliament since the 1960s.

The political quickly becomes personal in this tense single-room setting where moral and humanitarian dilemmas are confronted with surprising results.

With undeniable real-world relevance and an impressive ensemble cast lead by Sophie Okonedo (Hotel Rwanda) and Ben Chaplin (Thin Red Line), War Book leaves audiences with the ultimate question: what would you do?