UN Office of Disarmament Affairs - Strengthening peace and security through disarmament

April 6th

From February to June 2010 Oxfam called on young people around the world with a story to tell to submit their vision for a documentary film to the Shooting Poverty competition. The topic: to expose the true cost and impact of arms trade and armed violence on poor communities around the world.

April 6th was one of three finalists in the competition. It is the story of Renu, a 28 year-old widow in India, who transforms her life from the desperate situation of being labelled the wife of a "terrorist" to becoming a community leader fighting for the rights of widows of gun violence. April 6 is Renu's landmark, because it was the day she married, the day her husband was shot dead and the day she decided to start a new life fighting against the human suffering caused by armed violence.

This film is available with English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish subtitles.

A Shooting Poverty Discussion Guide is available in English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish. (PDF - 3.3MB)