Film Screening: The New Barbarianism
A film screening by the LSHTM Health in Humanitarian Crises Centre
The New Barbarianism: A Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Original Documentary
Healthcare and humanitarian workers are increasingly in the crosshair as hospitals and aid centers have become part of the battlefield in today’s wars. So far, there has been little to stop the profound surge of violence seen across several open-ended conflicts which has claimed thousands of lives, destroyed health systems, triggered mass displacement and state collapse, and exposed the crisis facing the norms of international humanitarian law contained in the Geneva Conventions.
The New Barbarianism is a Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Global Health Policy Center original feature documentary that examines the crisis, its causes, the limited international response, and possible ways forward through dozens of interviews and original footage obtained from inside Syria, Yemen and Afghanistan. It builds on several years of prior GHPC work on the intersection of health and security, the role of militaries, and the human tragedies seen in Syria and Yemen.
Join us as we host a private screening of this important film. The trailer can be viewed here. Immediately following the screening will be a panel discussion.
Peter Piot, LSHTM Director
Justin Kenny, Film Co-Director and Writer
Stephen Morrison, Film Co-Director and Executive Producer
Laura Hammond, SOAS
Louis Lillywhite, Chatham House
The evening will conclude with a drinks reception.