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The strangest dream

Author: Eric BednarskiKent MartinBarry CowlingDavid ChristensenNational Film Board of Canada.All authors
Publisher: Oley, Pa. : Bullfrog Films, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Strangest Dream tells the story of Joseph Rotblat, the history of nuclear weapons, and the efforts of the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs--an international movement Rotblat co-founded--to halt nuclear proliferation. The story takes us from the site of the first nuclear test, in New Mexico, to Cairo, where contemporary Pugwash scientists meet under the cloud of nuclear proliferation, and to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Feature films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Named Person: Joseph Rotblat; Joseph Rotblat
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Bednarski; Kent Martin; Barry Cowling; David Christensen; National Film Board of Canada.; Bullfrog Films.
ISBN: 0772213437 9780772213433
OCLC Number: 392701783
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Credits: Cinematography, Nigel Markham ; editor, Angela Baker ; sound design, Alex Salter ; music, David Christensen ; narrator, Michael Jones.
Cast: Narrator, Michael Jones.
Description: 1 videodisc (89 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC.
Contents: 1. Trinity intro --
2. Title sequence --
3. Cairo Pugwash --
4. Rotblat remembered --
5. World War II begins --
6. Los Alamos --
7. Rotblat leaves Manhattan Project --
8. Hiroshima --
9. Cold War beginnings --
10. Medical physics --
11. Nuclear testing --
12. Lucky dragon --
13. Russell-Einstein manifesto --
14. Pugwash --
15. Khrushchev supports Pugwash --
16. The Cuban missile crisis --
17. Vietnam --
18. Gorbachev --
19. Russia and the U.S. --
20. Rotblat final years --
21. Us and them --
22. Hiroshima lanterns --
23. End credits.
Responsibility: the National Film Board of Canada presents ; director, Eric Bednarski ; writers, Eric Bednarski & Barry Cowling ; producer, Kent Martin.

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"The Strangest Dream tells the story of Joseph Rotblat, the history of nuclear weapons, and the efforts of the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs--an international movement Rotblat co-founded--to halt nuclear proliferation. The story takes us from the site of the first nuclear test, in New Mexico, to Cairo, where contemporary Pugwash scientists meet under the cloud of nuclear proliferation, and to Hiroshima, to meet survivors of the first atomic attack."--Container.

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(EMRO user published 2009-07-31 ) Very Good Permalink
As more of us turn our attention to the dangers of global climate change, it’s easy to lose sight of the fact that carbon emissions and sustainable energy sources won’t matter much if we can’t forestall the development of weapons of mass destruction. The Strangest Dream, a documentary...
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