Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Count Down To Zero - Gala Screening

Premiere Scene welcomes Thomas Magill as he accompanies Mike Jonas for Gala Screening of Count Down To Zero. Join us as we interview anti-nuclear weapons activists and Global Zero Movement leaders Her Majesty Queen Noor, ex-CIA operative Valerie Plame Wilson, Oscar-winning producer Lawrence Bender and Labour MP Margaret Beckett.

COUNTDOWN TO ZERO traces the history of the atomic bomb from its origins to the present state of global affairs: nine nations possessing 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. Written and directed by acclaimed British filmmaker and Academy Award® nominee Lucy Walker, the film features an array of important international statesmen, including former world leaders Jimmy Carter, Mikhail Gorbachev, Pervez Musharraf and Tony Blair. It makes a compelling case for worldwide nuclear disarmament, an issue more topical than ever with the Obama administration working to revive this goal today.

COUNTDOWN TO ZERO is the first documentary since An Inconvenient Truth to be invited to screen in Official Selection at both Sundance and Cannes Film Festivals. The film was produced by Academy Award® winner Lawrence Bender (Inglourious Basterds, An Inconvenient Truth) and developed, financed and executive produced by Participant Media, together with the World Security Institute. Jeff Skoll, Diane Weyermann, Bruce Blair and Matt Brown are the film’s Executive Producers.

COUNTDOWN TO ZERO will be released nationwide on 24 June 2011

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