‘Action for peace – Sally Beaumont’

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“You cannot expect to defeat the absurdity of the life, but you must make attempt” – quoting Phil Ochs’s phrase, Sally Beaumont talks about her non-violent peace activities against nuclear weapons. She was arrested four times at Faslane, Scotland, for breach of the peace. She recalls her experience of being put in a police cell in a rather humorous manner.   


Camera: Fumi Nakabachi
Directed and edited by: Yushin Toda
Produced by Fumi Nakabachi and Yushin Toda, Japan Desk Scotland
23 minutes
In English
©2015 Japan Desk Scotland


This is the twelfth documentary made as part of Documentary Films Production. This has been shown:

(1) on Wednesday 3 February 2016 at University of Strathclyde Chaplaincy Centre, Glasgow, Scotland, as part of Japan@Strathclyde 2015/2016;

(2) on Tuesday 14 June 2016 in the Interfaith Room, University of Glasgow Chaplaincy, Glasgow, Scotland, as part of ‘Intangible legacies’ event jointly organised by University of Glasgow Chaplaincy and Japan Desk Scotland. The event was part of the West End Festival;

(3) on Tuesday 23 October 2018 at University of Glasgow Chapel, Glasgow, Scotland, as part of ‘Hope – six documentaries’;

(4) on Tuesday 15 January 2019 at Wellington Church, Glasgow, Scotland, as part of ‘Justice and Peace Gathering’; and

(5) on Wednesday 6 November 2019 at Moving Image Archive, National Library of Scotland, Kelvin Hall, Glasgow, Scotland.