Ralph Ziman Ghosts Guns —
CNN: What motivated you to look at the arms trade in Africa?
Ralph Ziman: I started reading up on the enormous quantities of weapons shipped into sub Saharan Africa and the devastation caused by small arms. I thought it would be interesting for us to manufacture non-lethal weapons in South Africa and export them to the West as a commentary on the lethal ones they were sending onto the continent for a profit. It would mean work for local artists and perhaps it could raise awareness of the issues. All of the proceeds from the project are going to non-profit organizations like Human Rights Watch and Control Arms.