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Bender, Lawrence. (Producer). Walker, Lucy. (Screenwriter, Director). Skoll, Jeff. (Producer). Weyermann, Diane. (Producer). Blair, Bruce, 1947- (Producer). Brown, Matt. (Producer). Carter, Jimmy, 1924- (Interviewee). Gorbachev, Mikhail Sergeevich, 1931- (Interviewee). Musharraf, Pervez. (Interviewee). Baker, James Addison, 1930- (Interviewee). Blair, Tony, 1953- (Interviewee). Brzezinski, Zbigniew, 1928-2017 (Interviewee). McNamara, Robert S., 1916-2009 (Interviewee). Allison, Graham T. (Interviewee). Robock, Alan. (Interviewee). Sherwin, Martin J. (Interviewee). Mollander, Roger. (Interviewee). Oldman, Gary. (Narrator). Fuller, Brad. (Film editor). Johnson, Brian. (Film editor). Golub, Peter. (Composer). Chappell, Robert, 1952- (Cinematographer). Clarke, Gary. (Cinematographer). Donnell, Bryan. (Cinematographer). Higgins, Nick. (Cinematographer).
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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 89 min.)) : sound, color
  • Publisher: [United States] : Magnolia : 2010.

Content descriptions

Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Directed by Lucy Walker.
Participant or Performer Note:
Featuring Jimmy Carter, Mikhail Gorbachev, Pervez Musharraf, James Baker III, Tony Blair, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Robert McNamara ; prologue voice over, Gary Oldman.
Summary, etc.:
Traces the history of the atomic bomb from its origins to the present state of global affairs. Nine nations possess nuclear weapons capabilities with others racing to join them, with the world held in a delicate balance that could be shattered by an act of terrorism, failed diplomacy, or a simple accident. The film makes a compelling case for worldwide nuclear disarmament, an issue more topical than ever as over 40 nations have the technical capacity to construct nuclear weapons.
Target Audience Note:
Rated PG.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Atomic bomb > History.
Nuclear disarmament.
Nuclear arms control.
Nuclear weapons > Inventory control.
Dirty bombs.
Nuclear weapons > Accidents.
Nuclear weapons > Testing > Law and legislation.
Nuclear weapons > Law and legislation.

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