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Film: The Missing Peace

This autumn we joined Veterans For Peace UK on a journey through Remembrance Day at The Cenotaph, London 2015. Our guide on this emotional and meaningful journey was peace activist and D-Day survivor Jim Radford.

In the vast flow of our fast moving society, where every decision has become more critical than the last, in determining the survival of the environment and our combined humanity. We were rightly reminded by Jim the importance of asking yourself the question; Is what we are doing right or wrong? By that I dont mean, financial gain or holiday destinations, I am mean morally.

How many times a day do we ask ourselves (no one else). Is this right or is it wrong?

On the dawn of a new day in a new year. 2016 may be a good time for a collective mindset. I mean, quoting Jim “What rational, sane, decent person would argue that peace is not a good idea.

We would like to thank Jim again, for reminding us the importance of living a courageous and conscious life. We’re honoured and excited to share this simple and beautiful message from 86 year old, Jim Radford.

Peace.

googsi

  • Gus Hales 29/12/2015, 09:38

    “What rational, sane, decent person would argue that peace is not a good idea”.

  • Angela Kenny 29/12/2015, 09:52

    Beautiful and poignant reminder of the fragility of peace in our lives today. Thank you Jim for bringing this back to mind on the brink of a new year. May we take heed and ‘let our lives speak’.
    Angie Kenny

  • Deryck de Maine Beaumont 29/12/2015, 12:00

    Lovely

    Loved the message but separately the method of filming and editing – not a single talking head. I find listening to a voice with separate image so much more interesting and stimulating It encourages me to think more that just face there talking “at” me

    And much of the photography was for me great – thinks like the reflections in glass, way of framing and even “cutting” the frame to show only part of what is the “norm” All of this was for me great

    And somehow I always find films where people have played multiple roles so much better, much deeper and more provoking, for some reason

    And of course the message itself

    And who is “googsi” anyway Love his or her work and talent And that of all who contributed to the making of this.

    deryck x

  • Graeme Dunstan 31/12/2015, 05:11

    Veterans for Peace here represented as dignity and pathos. Jim singing on the megaphone @ Cenotaph, so poignant. Well done, lads.

  • Jon 31/12/2015, 09:20

    WOW
    Jim has a unique way of putting the madness of War across , in his words from the Heart, he is a man who knows where his mind is and he can truly put impetus to his message because he has been there , and witnessed the Pain the loss, the emptiness, the helplessness, the regret and futility of War.

    Not one man who fights on the Battlefield comes home richer in, pocket – or in Spirit, and the politicians would do well do listen to a wise man such as Jim Radford.

    A politician sending men off to war is like Buying something on the internet with your credit Card…. you put an order in….and it gets carried out, but you never see the actual proccess that goes with it and how many lives are involved in its execution, or the human contact that goes on to carry out the order. because you are not involved with it physically or emotionally.

    They should take a walk through Jim Radfords Mind ….sit down and examine their own thoughts with complete Honesty, as though they are sending their own sons to War……

    War is Madness

    Well Done Jim ,and VFP

  • Katherine 01/01/2016, 12:53

    Well done, spot on “industrial slaughter “

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