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No More War A Short Film by Giles Duley and Robert Del Naja

No More War

A Short Film by Giles Duley and Robert Del Naja

by Tim London,
first published: October, 2021
a Freedom of Information request to the Ministry of Defence revealed in one instance the MOD paid more compensation in Afghanistan to a family for a lost mobile phone (£110) than for 'lost life with property damage' (£104.17)

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No More War - Short film by Giles Duley and Robert Del Naja
Legacy of War Foundation
An 8mm film shot and scripted by Giles Duley and constructed by Massive Attack’s Robert Del Naja and Massive’s programmer Euan Dickinson detailing the enormous financial cost of the invasion of Afghanistan by the USA and UK, along with other wars begun in revenge for the destruction of the World Trade towers, juxtaposed against shots of some of the wounded victims.
You can, in the end decide which statistic to take from this. The money spent on killing and maiming hundreds of thousands could have been spent changing the countries from the inside out - $50,000 per person in Afghanistan. They could have bought themselves a social democracy right on the borders of Russia and Iran. Or you can focus on how much each death and injury cost. This statistic isn’t given although you could do the sums yourselves and probably find it reaches six figures per eye, per lost limb, per childhood destroyed, per crushed or eviscerated body.
Imagine a politician telling us we are going to spend $100,000 each killing and wounding women, children, men, and that it will be money well spent.


Tim London

Tim London is a musician, music producer and writer. Originally from a New Town in Essex he is at home amidst concrete and grand plans for the working class. Tim's latest thriller, Smith, is available now. Find out more at

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