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Countdown to Zero

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Countdown to Zero 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. Written and directed by acclaimed documentarian Lucy Walker (Devil’s Playground, Blindsight), the film features an array of important international statesmen, including Jimmy Carter, Mikhail Gorbachev, Pervez Musharraf and Tony Blair. Countdown to Zero makes a compelling case for worldwide nuclear disarmament, an issue more topical than ever with the Obama administration working to revive this goal today.

When you host a “Movie and a Conversation” you help to make a difference by starting a dialogue about a critical issue none of us can afford to ignore. Nuclear weapons pose the greatest threat to humanity in the 21st century, but collectively we can change this situation. The first step is using this guide to host a conversation.