The Destruction of Memory Film Screening

A new documentary based on Robert Bevan's The Destruction of Memory is to be shown at a special screening at The British Museum. Directed by Tim Slade and supported by World Monuments Fund, the film tells the story of the war against culture, and the battle to save it.

Over the past century, cultural destruction has wrought catastrophic results across the globe. Released this spring, this new documentary tells the whole story – looking not only at the ongoing actions of Daesh (ISIS) and at other contemporary situations, but revealing the decisions of the past that allowed the issue to remain hidden in the shadows for so many years.

Interviewees in the film include the Director-General of UNESCO, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, as well as diverse and distinguished international experts, whose voices combine to address this urgent issue.

The Destruction of Memory trailer



If you are planning to go along, here's everything you need to know.

What: The Destruction of Memory: Film Screening
When: Sunday, 26 June 2016 from 14:00 to 16:00 (BST)
Where: BP Lecture Theatre – The British Museum, Great Russell Street, London,
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Admission: Free

In the absence of a ticket price, it would be greatly appreciated if you would consider making a voluntary donation to support this special screening and to help the conservation of cultural heritage in Iraq.

More information and tickets available via Eventbrite here.

The second expanded edition of The Destruction of Memory: Architecture at War, by Robert Bevan, was published in February 2016 and is available to order from our online shop.