Oxford Research Group (ORG) has produced a new short film to showcase its work. The three minute film features ORG’s Professor Paul Rogers and Gabrielle Rifkind as well as our patron Dr Hans Blix and leaders of our dialogue projects in Palestine and Israel. It vividly explains the crucial importance of ORG’s work in fostering sustainable alternatives to militarism and safe spaces for strategic dialogue.
Directed by Leo Dawson, the film briefly profiles ORG’s work in Israel and Palestine and on the Iranian nuclear programme as well as setting out the fundamental challenge of rethinking British and Western security policy.
As Paul Rogers concludes in the film, quoting prophetic geographer Edwin Brooks,
‘“We are moving towards a crowded glowering planet of massive inequalities of wealth buttressed by stark force yet endlessly threatened by desperate people in the global ghettoes.” … It is desperately important that we do the thinking to avoid that crowded glowering planet. Oxford Research Group is exactly the kind of group that can do just that. For that reason it is crucially important that its work expands and makes the contribution that is so vitally needed.’