Zeroing Out Nukes

Brent Finnegan -- April 24th, 2010

Did the threat of nuclear annihilation end with the Cold War? Countdown To Zero, the latest “eco-horror” film from An Inconvenient Truth producer Lawrence Bender, makes the case that the threat of a serious “nuclear incident” is just as high (if not higher) today as it was prior to the collapse of the Soviet Union. The film will be shown in Harrisonburg on Tuesday.

From The Christian Science Monitor:

. . . Screened at the Sundance Film Festival, the movie left audiences abuzz . . . One Sundance reviewer, John Anderson, writes: “A kind of suicide hotline for a rogue-nuke world, [the film] boasts a cast of international superstars – Jimmy Carter, Mikhail Gorbachev, Pervez Musharraf, Tony Blair – and a convincing argument that the human race is on borrowed time: Given the number of nuclear weapons in existence, the ease with which they can be made, the eagerness of terrorists to possess them and a worldwide cluelessness about nuclear security, it’s only a matter of time before something terribly ugly happens . . .

Countdown To Zero will screen on the JMU campus Tuesday, April 27th in the Health and Humans Sciences building, RM 1301. The screening starts at 5:00 pm, doors open at 4:30.

According to Global Zero organizer Anna Azarjew, Tuesday’s screening will be followed by a discussion with “three individuals who have been traveling the south-east for the past two weeks presenting the film on several college campuses.”

Global Zero helped produce the film, and is sponsoring Tuesday’s event.

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7 Responses to “Zeroing Out Nukes”

  1. Lowell Fulk says:

    If there is a Face Book event page I will be happy to promote the screening.

  2. Phoebe K-G says:


    Also this event is at 5pm and the doors open at 4:30

  3. Alex Sirney says:

    I believe this is one of the first showings nation-wide. It doesn’t open in theaters until July.

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