Risking imprisonment yet motivated by justice, this is a story of 9 men who took the law into their own hands to fight for a greater good. A moving yet uplifting account of a struggle across continents, the film captures the landmark trial that said to these 9 men that resisting war crimes is not a crime, and that the arms trade is a deplorable, unethical industry which operates in their city, but not in their name.
In July 2006 anti-war movements across the world demonstrated against the injustice and the military and moral imbalance of the war in Lebanon. Following the Qana massacre, a more radical form of protest emerged in Derry, Northern Ireland. For it was in Derry that the international arms manufacturer Raytheon had a factory, whose missiles and technology were actively assisting Israel’s invasion of Lebanon. In particular, Derry’s Raytheon factory produced GBU-28 'bunker busters', the weaponry used in Qana. Disillusioned by traditional forms of protest, and given the urgency of the situation, 9 men chose to take the law into their own hands and undertake a more direct and radical route.
Including interviews with Tony Benn, Mark Steel and Eamonn McCann, as well as police footage and archive from the war in Lebanon, the production team had unprecedented access to tell this unique story.
A David & Goliath tale against one of the world’s largest arms producers, this film is an inspiring tale of human rights, grassroots action and the subversion of power.
Length: 30 mins
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
"Not in our Name is great "feel good film" which "wears its heart on its sleeve." - Robert Fisk
"The story of the Raytheon 9 is one that everyone should see because it shows that we do not have to accept the unacceptable in our communities, that we do not have to normalise brutality and more than that we can do something about it." - Mark Thomas
"The Raytheon 9 are wonderful, inspiring people" - Professor Noam Chomsky