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Countdown to Zero

Rating:PG (for thematic material, images of destruction and incidental smoking)
Genre:Documentary
Release Date:July 23, 2010
Running time:90 minutes
Director:Lucy Walker
Producer:Lawrence Bender
Writer:Lucy Walker
Distributor:Magnolia Pictures

Description: During the Cold War, nothing loomed as large in the public mind as the bomb. When the Soviet Empire collapsed, the bomb became a symbol of another era. Naively we felt the danger had passed. In recent years, the threat of nuclear proliferation has grown more urgent, and the political will to eliminate nuclear weapons is greater than ever in our history. We have now entered a second nuclear age. Countdown to Zero 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 total global disarmament.

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