COUNTDOWN TO ZERO
Tuesday, September 6th, 6:30pm
Veterans Room, Oak Park Public Library
834 Lake Street
"Every man woman and child, lives under a nuclear sword of Damocles, hanging by the slenderest of threads, capable of being cut at any moment, by accident, or miscalculation, or by madness."
--John F. Kennedy
Countdown to Zero is a chilling wake-up call about the urgency of the nuclear threat. It tells the striking story of uncertainty, exposing the real possibility of nuclear disaster and revealing the truth behind an issue on which human survival itself hangs.
The film is a fascinating and frightening exploration of the dangers of nuclear weapons, exposing a variety of present day threats and featuring insights from a host of international experts and world leaders who advocate the total elimination of nuclear weapons.
Written and directed by acclaimed documentarian Lucy Walker (Devil's Playground, Blindsight), the film features interviews with an array of important international statesmen, including Jimmy Carter, Mikhail Gorbachev, Pervez Musharraf and Tony Blair.
Come see a screening and discussion of this provocative and challenging film.