Canadian documentary filmmaker Shelley Saywell traces the life cycle of small arms and light weapons. From France to South Africa, Bosnia, Moldova, the United States and Canada, Devil’s Bargain examines the ways in which guns slip from legal to illicit markets to fuel wars and conflicts globally. (5-min excerpt from a 90-minute documentary. )


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KEY WORDS Small arms, illegal arms sales, Arms Trade Treaty


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Overall world military spending falls in 2011, but up in Africa. SIPRI (April 17, 2012)
Who benefits from global arms deals? Al Jazeera. (March 20, 2012
Baird’s office ordered late change in arms treaty stance. CBC. (March 21, 2012)
Trends in international Arms Transfers, 2011. SIRPI.
The potential UN Arms Trade Treaty. Wikipedia.
UN Office for Disarmament Affairs.


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