DIRECTORBednarski, Eric
TITLEThe Strangest Dream
DISTRIBUTORNational Film Board of Canada
ISBN 0-7722-1343-7
DATE PUBLISHED2008
RUNNING TIME89 minutes
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This award-winning documentary integrates the story of Joseph Rotblat with the history of nuclear weapons and the efforts of the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs to halt the nuclear arms race. Rotblat was a scientist who left the Manhattan Project, largely on moral grounds, and became a strong advocate for nuclear disarmament. He was one of the founders of the international Pugwash Conference in 1957. The film includes interviews with visitors to the Trinity test site, survivors of Hiroshima, Rotblat’s peers, and current nuclear activists. The film clarifies the continued threat that nuclear weapons present and emphasizes that the efforts of morally engaged scientists and citizens make the elimination of those weapons a possibility.


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