Wednesday, July 28, 2010

"Countdown to Zero"

Interesting-looking movie, notice of which was passed along to me by my pal Wonderment:

COUNTDOWN TO ZERO traces the history of the atomic bomb from its origins to the present state of global affairs: nine nations possess nuclear weapons capabilities with others racing to join them, with the world held in a delicate balance that could be shattered by an act of terrorism, failed diplomacy, or a simple accident. Written and directed by acclaimed documentarian Lucy Walker (Devil’s Playground, Blindsight), the film features an array of important international statesmen, including Jimmy Carter, Mikhail Gorbachev, Pervez Musharraf and Tony Blair. Magnolia Pictures is releasing the film in North America; HISTORY™ has North American broadcast rights. The film was produced by Academy Award® winner and 2009 nominee Lawrence Bender (Inglourious Basterds, An Inconvenient Truth) and developed, financed and executive produced by Participant Media, together with World Security Institute.

Tons of useful-looking links on that page, as well. Among them: an interview of Valerie Plame Wilson by MoJo's Victoria Rossi, titled "How to Dismantle 23,000 Atom Bombs."

I did not know Lawrence Bender produced An Inconvenient Truth. I thought he was "just a Coffee Shop."



[Added] Also via Wonderment: a review of the movie.

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