Countdown to Zero
Filmmaker: Lucy Walker
USA / 2010 / 91min / English
Opening Weekend Date: 21 June 2011
Cinemas screening the film: Ritzy Cinema, Vue Fulham, Cameo Cinema (Edinburgh), Arts Picturehouse (Cambridge)
A compelling investigation into nuclear arms proliferation from internationally acclaimed and Oscar-nominated filmmaker Lucy Walker
Intelligent, detailed and fiercely argued, Countdown To Zero traces the history of atomic weapons from their origins to present day proliferation, including contributions from Jimmy Carter, Mikhail Gorbachev, Pervez Musharraf and Tony Blair. Berlin, Sundance and AFI Award-winner Lucy Walker (Waste Land, Blindsight) makes the compellingly bleak argument that without immediate worldwide disarmament we risk disaster on a daily basis from terrorism, failed diplomacy or even simple accident.
Wall Street Journal
'Walker powerfully revives the subject... extraordinary'