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COUNTDOWN TO ZERO

Dir: Lucy Walker
United Kingdom / 2011 / 91mins

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Date: Sun 3 July, 2011
Time: 19:00
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Nuclear disarmament is a somewhat overlooked issue, since Gorbachev and Reagan failed to seal the deal in the 90s. The ticking time-bomb that looms almost forgotten by the world is revived by Lucy Walker. She defines the major danger that nuclear warheads constitute, from terrorism, miscalculation or accident and the 'Dr Strangelove' scenario.

The film is a comprehensive investigation that is, at times, chillingly apocalyptic, like how Boris Yeltsin was one button away from beginning nuclear holocaust in 1995, but overall it exerts a direct call to action.

"A staggering piece of investigative filmmaking" - The Times